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


Mass Times
: Mon-Fri, 6:30 & 8:30 am
                   Saturdays 8:30 am

Saturday Vigil (anticipated Mass): 5:00 pm
Sunday:  7:30, 9:00, and 11:00 am
    (Family Mass: 9:00 am with Children's
      Liturgy of the Word after Labor Day)
Holidays: 9:00 am only

Holy Days: See bulletin of that week

Confessions after the 6:30 and 8:30 am Masses on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 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 708-435-8912.


Ministry Scheduler Pro Link to current schedule


Reflections from Pope Francis
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Renovation Update Report Minimize


Our summer renovations to the interior of St. Luke Church are nearly complete, but take a look at the extensive work that's been going on with this insider's report by our pastor, Fr. John Szmyd.

Honor a Loved One and Help Restore the Beauty of our Church


Scaffolding inside St. Luke Church

St. Luke has created a list of opportunities for friends of St. Luke to help revitalize the interior of the church through our Commemorative Gift Program. These donations will enable us to enhance the lighting, painting, and deep cleaning needed to restore the beauty of our church -- which will be recognized with a plaque that can be dedicated to your family or other loved onea. Click here to read more about the Commemorative Gift Program.

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All those who have been away from the Church or who are looking for a spiritual home are invited to get closer to Jesus Christ, to grow in understanding of his teachings, to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and/or Confirmation, and to experience the richness of the Catholic faith. We would like to hear from you! A new season of inquiry and sacramental preparation sessions will be starting this fall. Contact our Parish Office at 708-435-8912, or by email here, and learn what St. Luke Church offers to enrich your personal faith and spiritual life.

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GiveCentral offers an easy, convenient way to support St. Luke

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.
What's Happening?

Please Help Us Update
Your Parish Profile

If you have moved or changed any phone numbers or email addresses in your household since the 2017-18 Parish Directory was published, and you haven't yet notified our Parish Office, please send your updated information right away for the new Parish Directory. The new directory is being printed in September, and we're updating all our records now. Email your updates to Carol at the Parish Office.


Parish Choirs Looking
for New Members

Rehearsals will be starting up again in mid-September for our adult and children's choirs. New voices are always welcome to join the Cherub (grades 1-4), Seraphim (grades 5-8), and Contemporary and Chancel (adult) choirs. For more information, contact our music director, Arlene Michna at 435-8926.

PARENTS: Choose the registration information below for your children attending St. Luke School or another school.


Rare St. Luke stained glass window

Special Opportunity
for Commemorative
Gift of St. Luke Window

You've seen the image before, but it's been set out of the public view ... until now. We have an opportunity to bring our famous St. Luke the Artist stained glass window to a prominent place in our church -- but only with your help. Click here to read more about this opportunity to help our parish shine while shining light on your generous assistance.



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 on the north side of the school (just west of the church, turn north at the corner of Lake Street and 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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