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St. Luke Church

708-771-8250 (ph)

708-771-8809 (fax)

528 Lathrop Ave

River Forest, IL 60305-1835


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All Are Welcome!

St. Luke Parish in River Forest has been a home for Catholic faith, worship and discipleship since 1887. Called by God and led by the Holy Spirit, we are a community gathered around the Eucharist, nourished by Jesus' Word and Sacrament. We are committed to life-long faith formation and building God's Kingdom through our living of the Gospel in prayer and service. All are welcome to join us in our mission to educate, celebrate and inspire.


Weekend Mass Times

Saturday Vigil 5:00 pm

Sunday 7:30, 9:00, 10:30 am, and 12 noon


Weekday Mass Times
Monday-Friday: 6:30 and 8:00 am
Saturday: 8:00 am
Holy Days
available after 6:30 and 8:00 am weekday Mass and by appointment


Open doors to the churchIf you are new to our church or just visiting, you are always welcome to join us any time. Please stop and introduce yourself!


We are happy to have you share with us at the celebration of the Eucharist. If you do not have a church home, we invite you to become a part of our parish family. Our church is open to anyone looking for a spiritual home.


To register as a parishioner, please call the rectory at 708-771-8250 on any weekday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. We look forward to hearing from you!






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Town Meeting with
Placement Board

All parishioners are invited to an open meeting with officials of the Archdiocese who are seeking input from parishioners on the qualities needed in our next pastor. Two members of the Priests’ Placement Board, Bishop John Manz, and the Dean will be at this meeting in Waldron Hall on Monday, December 1, at 7:00 pm. Please come to listen and offer information that will be useful in selecting the next pastor for our parish next summer.



A Celebration of
Our Deacons

St. Luke Parish is very blessed to have the ministry of five deacons: Jim Doyle, Paul Faherty, Terry Norton, Bob Slobig, and John O’Neill (retired). On Sunday, December 7, at the 10:30 Mass we will celebrate and give thanks for the wonderful service these men have given and continue to give to our parish. Afterwards, everyone is invited to Waldron Hall where the deacons and their wives will share their experience as deacon couples and anwer questions about serving in the diaconate. It is a great opportunity for any men who have considered this ministry to come and learn more.


Prepare for the Season
of Great Expectations

As the Advent Season starts with the First Sunday on November 30, St. Luke's is offering a special program of adult faith formation to help ready our minds and spirits for the celebration of the mystery of the Lord’s Incarnation, His birth at Christmas. Fr. John Szmyd will offer "Seeking Fulfillment in a Season of Great Expectations" at two times that are convenient for those free during the day as well as working adults: Thursday, December 11, at 7:30 pm in church, and Friday, December 12, at 8:30 am in Waldron Hall. All are invited to take some time before the rush of the Christmas season becomes overwhelming to invoke the Lord’s Spirit of wisdom and assistance through some prayer and reflection.

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November 23 2014 bulletin cover


Directions:  St. Luke Church is located at 7600 W. Lake Street in River Forest, Illlinois (two lights west of Harlem Avenue at the corner of Lake Street and Lathrop Avenue.)  For directions from click here.

Convenient parking is available on Lake Street, Lathrop Avenue, Ashland Avenue, and in the school parking lot which is located 1/2 block north of Lake Street on Ashland Avenue.

We are also easily accessible by public transportation via the Green Line or the Union Pacific West Metra Line.


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