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Tuckpointing beginning on church.

The first phase of tuckpointing the
church has just been completed
on the west side. This phase
included tuckpointing the chimney
and west wall, which had many
gaps in the masonry. Your
fulfillment of your pledges is
needed to help us keep going

Click here to see what else
has been accomplished with
your gifts so far ...
and what's still to come!

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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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One purple candle lit on First Sunday of Advent

Advent is a time of preparation

There are many resources available in print and on the internet to help you and your family with prayers, educational topics and meditations for this holy season of Advent. Here are a few popular websites that you can check out and see which ones might be most helpful for your personal reflection:

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USCCB - Advent in the Liturgical Year

Creighton University Ministry Online - Praying Advent

Loyola Press - Advent Resources

EWTN - Advent 2015

Sacred Space - Daily Prayer Online

Pray As You Go - Podcasts for use on a portable MP3

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The Season of Advent: We Are Called to Be Good Stewards

As we prepare ourselves for the birth of our Lord and reassess our priorities in life, it's a good time to also examine our understanding and appreciation of the many ministries in our parish, and give prayerful consideration to your financial stewardship.

Your regular contributions support the operation of the church and all of our ministries, and they are greatly appreciated. Our parish is using an online giving system called GiveCentral, which is strengthening stewardship as well as making it easier for everyone to make those contributions.Advent wreath and logo

Online giving is a safe, convenient and easy way to make gifts whether it's for your weekly Sunday offering or a one-time gift such as for Christmas flowers for the church. Once you sign up, you will be able to manage your giving preferences at any time, and you won't have to worry about writing a check or carrying cash to church each week.

Online giving helps St. Luke, too, by giving us a predictable cash flow that we can plan on and by ensuring that a gift is received even when bad weather, illness or travel prevent Mass attendance. Please, if you haven't already, sign up today by visiting our secure GiveCentral page here.

On behalf of the entire staff, we thank you for all the prayers and financial contributions you provide so that our parish can be present and serving you.


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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!



Upcoming Events

Adoration this Saturday

All are invited for our monthly time of prayer and adoration before the Blessed Sacrament this coming Saturday, December 5.The service will begin right after the 8:00 Mass with the rosary, silent adoration before the Blessed Sacrament, followed by Benediction. The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation will also be available at the conclusion of Benediction.



Advent Retreat

Advent starts on November 29, and the St. Luke Women's Club has planned an evening of reflection on "Miryam, Mother of the Word Incarnate" to start the season. Sr. Mary Ellen O'Dea, OP, will lead the retreat on Thursday, December 3, from 7:00-9:00 pm in Waldron Hall. All women of the parish are invited.


Reconciliation Service

All are invited to receive God’s forgiveness and merciful love in a beautiful way at our Advent Reconciliation and Penance Service at 7:30 pm on Thursday, November 10, in St. Luke Church.


With Santa

Kids, get your lists ready! The St. Luke Men's Club is cooking up another delicious holiday breakfast, and they've invited Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus to join the festivities on December 13. Watch here for more details.

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

There are handicapped parking spots in the drive on the west side of the church, and there is an accessible entrance
(via a ramp) on the west side of the church. There also is an accessible bathroom in the front foyer.

Convenient parking is available on Lake Street, Lathrop Avenue, Ashland Avenue, and in the school parking lot
which is located behind the school, 1 block west of the church and just north of Lake Street on Ashland Avenue.

We are also easily accessible by public transportation via the CTA Green Line (Harlem/Lake stop) or the Union Pacific West Metra Line
(River Forest stop).


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