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St. Luke Church
7600 W. Lake Street
River Forest, IIlinois


Weekday Mass Times

6:30 am Monday-Friday

8:30 am Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Saturday (and open to adults on Wednesdays when school is not in session)

Sunday Mass Times

Saturday: 5:00 pm (live-streamed on Facebook)

Sunday: 9:00 and 11:00 am


Note: Sunday Masses are limited due to the COVID pandemic.  Pre-registration is required through our SignUpGenius reservation system. A new link to the sign-up page is sent out each Tuesday for the upcoming weekend Masses. To receive this link, please sign up for our parish email updates below.


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


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Reflections from Pope Francis


Join us for Mass for the Third Sunday of this Easter Season in St. Luke Church.

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St. Luke's Bells Are Tolling for All Those Affected by COVID-19

Call to Prayer with two bellsPrayer connects us and lets others know they are not alone, that they are supported by people of faith who care. Cardinal Cupich has asked that all churches in the Chicago area ring their bells five times a day as a reminder to pray for all those affected by the Coronavirus. The prayer times will ring every three hours from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily. Each of the five prayer times will be dedicated to a specific group particularly impacted by the pandemic, as listed below.

9:00 a.m. - Prayer for those infected with the virus and all who are ill: Lord, place your healing hand on those who suffer illness. Bring them to full health and ease their anxious hearts. May our prayer and the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary encourage them that they are not alone. We ask this in Jesus' Name. AMEN.

12:00 p.m. - Prayer for health care workers and those attending to the sick: Lord, we are ennobled by those who put their lives at risk in caring for the sick. Keep them safe and embolden them when they are weary. We ask this in Jesus' Name. AMEN.

3:00 p.m. - Prayer for first responders and essential workers: Lord, we pray for those who run to danger to keep us safe and those who serve the common good. Embrace them with your mantle of protection and comfort the fears of their families. We ask this in Jesus' Name. AMEN.

6:00 p.m. - Prayer for people of every nation and their leaders: Lord, the pandemic opens our eyes to see each other as brothers and sisters in one human family. We pray for people of every nation and their leaders, asking that they be inspired to seek the good of all and quell the voices of division. We ask this in Jesus' Name. AMEN.

9:00 p.m. - Prayer for those who have died today: Lord, we grieve the passing of our sisters and brothers who have died this day. We commend them to your tender mercy, confident that nothing, not even death, will separate us from your love. We ask this in Jesus' Name. AMEN.


Download a copy of the prayers here.


St. Luke has openings for Mass intentions now

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to support St. Luke during this pandemic and all year-round

As the Covid pandemic lingers, we know many families still cannot attend Mass in person each So we recommend online giving as a safe, convenient, and easy way to support St. Luke's ministries. Whether it's for your Sunday offering or a one-time gift for special collections, you can sign up and manage all 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 on your smartphone, tablet or any computer with 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 during this flu pandemic shut-down or even at other times when bad weather, illness or travel prevent Mass attendance. If you haven't already, please 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.

Join us for Mass online


St. Luke is opening Masses in church each weekend for a limited number of worshippers who pre-register. You must sign up here to receive our email updates with the weekly link to each weekend's Masses and other liturgies as they are scheduled.


You can also watch our live-streamed Mass on FacebookOur next streamed Mass will be on Saturday, April 17, at 5:00 pm.


For any questions, you may reach us by clicking here for the staff directory or by calling the Parish Office at 708-435-8912.


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Renew My Church decision
announced by Archdiocese

The Archdiocese of Chicago announced March 12 that St. Luke and St. Bernardine parishes will be united into one new parish, effective July 1, keeping both names in a combined title for the new parish. Rev. Stan Kuca was designated as pastor for the new parish. Both churches will remain in use as dual worship sites for at least three years pending another review at that point. St. Luke School will continue operations as is. Click here to read a summary of the changes.



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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