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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
                   Saturdays 8:00 am

*Please note that our 8:00 am Mass will 

be shifting to 8:30 am starting August 26.
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 except August)
Holidays: 9:00 am only

Holy Days: See bulletin of that week

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 708-435-8912.


Ministry Scheduler Pro Link to current schedule

Reflections from Pope Francis
Renovation Update Report Minimize


Our summer renovations to the interior of St. Luke Church recently passed the midway point and our pastor, Fr. John Szmyd, offers this progress report.

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.

New to our Church? Come Grow with Us in Love for Christ Minimize

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.

Easy Sign-up for Online Giving Minimize

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?

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 away from public viewing ... 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.


Visit to St. Alphonsus
Church September 13

The Prime Timers are going to St. Alphonsus Church in Chicago to see Father Steven Bauer's new parish on Friday, September 13. Fr. Steven will give the group a tour of the church and join them for lunch at a local restaurant. The group will leave the Hospitality House parking lot at 10:15 am. To join them, call Ann O’Connell at 708-366-5279 to make a reservation by Wednesday, September 11.


Bocce Ball Games
Every Thursday

The Prime Timers invite newcomers to join them in the friendly game of Bocce Ball from 9:15-10:45 am every Thursday this summer on the courts across Lake Street from the Jewel Store. Even if you've never played before, you'll find the game is easy to learn, and there's no fee!



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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