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


Mass Times
: Mon-Fri, 6:30 & 8:00 am,
                 (except 8:15 am Wednesdays
                  during the school year)
                    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

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Dinner Dance & Auction Week Minimize

29th Annual Dinner Dance & Auction This Weekend!

Katie and Andy RauhKitti McSorley helps student looking at bookThis is St. Luke Parish School's Dinner Dance & Auction Week! The big gala event is this Saturday as we toast our honorees Andy and Katie Rauh, longtime parishioners and school parents who saw all five of their children through our parish grade school and who continued to support Catholic education at the high school level and beyond. They are models for all of our parents and parishioners in the ways to support Catholic education through time, talent and treasure. More than 350 attendees are expected at the event that starts at 6:00 pm at the picturesque Oak Park Country Club, 2001 N. Thatcher Avenue.


However, regardless of whether you are attending the gala night or not, everyone can participate in the Online Auction that is happening all this week. There are always lots of exciting auction items from vacation stays and concert events to sporting events and an autographed Hawks jersey. For tickets or registration for the online auction, send an email to Sheila Price, Director of Stewardship and Development.


This year's event will have an additional honor as we present the inaugural Heart of St. Luke Award to Kitti McSorley, an alum who came back to teach at the school and has done so much in a personal way over the years to inspire our students' faith and academic growth.


For questions about any aspect of the Dinner Dance, contact Sheila Price at 708-435-8927.


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

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.
St. Luke's Living History Minimize

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?

Lenten Book
Discussion Groups
Start This Week

Three groups are starting this week on a Lenten journey using Matthew Kelly's inspiring "Rediscover Jesus" book. Terri Flynn, a life coach with her own Tru4You program in Oak Park, will be leading one group for women starting tomorrow (Tuesday) from 1:30-2:30 pm in the Hospitality House. It will meet for the five Tuesdays of Lent.
   The St. Luke Men’s Discussion Group also will be talking about the book this coming Saturday, Feb. 24, from 10:00-11:00 am in Waldron Hall. And there also is an open group that anyone can join on Friday nights after the Stations and Simple Supper (approximately 7:15 pm) in the school Faculty Lounge (next to Waldron Hall) . Deacon Bob Slobig will lead this group for the five Fridays of Lent.
   No registration is necessary for any of the groups, just come for one or all of the sessions.


Jesus on Cross surrounded by thorns

Way of the Cross
Every Friday

The Way of the Cross will be prayed in church at 6:00 pm every Friday in Lent, followed by a simple, meatless supper at 6:30 pm in Waldron Hall.  Come for the prayer and stay for the fellowship!  Simplify your Friday evening meatless meal prep and let the Women's Club take care of it for you this week.  Families with babies and young children are welcome. 


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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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