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St. Luke Church
7600 W. Lake Street
(Lake St. & Lathrop Ave.)
River Forest, IIlinois


Mass Times
: Monday-Friday, 6:30 & 8:00 am,
                 (except 8:15 am Wednesdays)
                       Saturday 8:00 am
Saturday Vigil (anticipated Mass): 5:00 pm
Sunday:  7:30, 9:00, and 11:00 am
Youth Mass: 5:00 pm on the third Sunday of each month.

Holy Days & Holidays: Please check the bulletin or this website for special Mass times on these days.


Confessions after the 6:30 and 8:00 am Masses and by appointment.


Parish Office / Mailing Address
528 Lathrop Avenue
River Forest IL  60305

Open Monday - Friday
9:00 am - Noon & 1:00 - 4:00 pm
and by appointment. Call 708-771-8250.




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St. Luke Parish Office

708-771-8250 (ph)

708-771-8809 (fax)

528 Lathrop Ave

River Forest, IL 60305-1835



Monday thru Friday
9:00 am-Noon and
1:00-4:00 pm
and by appointment.


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Seminarian Nathaniel Resila from Albany, NY

.Special Collection for Seminarian Ed this Weekend!

St. Luke welcomes seminarian Nathaniel Resila from Albany, NY, at all of our Masses this weekend. As a seminarian at the Archdiocese's seminary - University of St. Mary of the Lake - in Mundelein, Nathaniel studies along some 200 seminarians going through formation for the Archdiocese of Chicago. We are happy to have him talk about this vital program in time for our special collection for the Seminarian Education Fund. Please be generous in your support for all of our priest candidates in formation here and around the world!

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Attention, all those who are feeling called to join the Catholic Church, to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and/or Confirmation -- or simply to grow in your understanding of the Catholic faith if you've been away from the Church for a while. We would like to hear from you! A new season of inquiry, RCIA, and sacramental preparation sessions is starting up now. Contact our Parish Office at 708-771-8250 or by email here and learn what programs we have to enrich your faith and spiritual life.

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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 special national collections. 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. You can manage it anywhere you have an internet connection 24/7.

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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Fr. John Szmyd on top of St. Luke Church bell tower

Strap your hard hat on, because you're going to need it as Fr. John Szmyd
takes you 12 flights up on a picturesque tour of the restoration work that
took place on St. Luke Church's front façade and bell tower last year.
Just click the photo to start your tour!

What's Happening?

Learn About
Domestic Violence

St. Luke’s Domestic Violence Outreach Ministry presents a talk by Dr. Emil F. Coccaro on "The Impact of Violence in the Home on the Abuser and the Victim" on Wednesday, September 27, in Waldron Hall (lower level of school). The program is free and open to the public. RSVP requested to by 9:00 pm Tuesday, September 26. Click here for a flyer you can distribute to your friends and neighbors.


Two trips for
Youths in October

St. Luke Youth Mnistry is organizing two trips for junior high and high school youths that require pre-registration. On Saturday, October 7, a group will spend a Service Day with Our Lady of the Angels' mobile food pantry on Chicago's West Side. The next weekend, another trip is planned to a special gathering of 1,000 teens from across the Archdiocese of Chicago at Mundelein Seminary on October 14. Click here to get more info, and let Fr. Steven know if you're interested in attending either event ASAP!

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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
located on the north side of the school (which is 1 block west of the church at the corner 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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