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Newly refurbished front of St. Luke Church

St. Luke Church gleams in the
sun now that refurbishing of
its front entrance and bell tower
is finished.

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to our Capital Campaign
completed, too?

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has been accomplished with
your gifts so far ...
and what's still to come!


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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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If you or someone you know is 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, call the Parish Office at 708-771-8250 or send an email here.


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All Are Welcome!

St. Luke Parish in River Forest has been a home for Catholic faith, worship, and discipleship since 1887. Called by God and led by the Holy Spirit, we are a community gathered around the Eucharist, nourished by Jesus' Word and Sacrament. We are committed to life-long faith formation and building God's Kingdom through our living of the Gospel in prayer and service. All are welcome to join us in our mission to educate, celebrate, and inspire.


Weekend Mass Times

Saturday Vigil - 5:00 pm
Sunday - 7:30, 9:00, 10:30 am, and 12:00 noon
(9:00 is our Family Mass with Children's Liturgy of the Word offered during the school year)
Note: Children's Homily at the Altar Steps this Sunday, November 20, at 9:00 Mass!


Youth Mass

Sunday, November 20 - 5:00 pm (followed by activities for teens)

Sunday, December 18 - 5:00 pm (followed by activities for teens)


Weekday Mass Times
Monday-Friday: 6:30 and 8:00 am
Saturday: 8:00 am
Holy Days & Holidays
See the Christmas Schedule above.
Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation
available after 6:30 and 8:00 am weekday Mass and by appointment

Open doors to the churchIf you are new to our parish community or just visiting, you are always welcome to join us!


We are happy to have you share with us at the celebration of the Eucharist. If you do not have a church home, we invite you to become a part of our parish family. Our church is open to anyone looking for a spiritual home.


To register as a parishioner, please stop by or call the rectory at 708-771-8250 on any weekday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. We look forward to hearing from you!


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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.


What's Happening?

Popular Scripture Scholar
Here for Advent Series

One of the Archdiocese of Chicago's foremost Scripture scholars, Rev. James McIlhone, will be here again next Wednesday, December 14, for his next presentation on the making of God's Word in the Scriptures. The talk will take place in St. Luke School Gym, 519 Ashland Avenue. Each evening will start with a reception at 5:45, followed by the lecture at 6:30 pm and Q&A at 7:30-8:00. Childcare will be provided so parents can attend. Download the flyer for this event here and share it with your friends.


Santa's Coming
To Our Town!

All parishioners are invited to the St. Luke Men’s Club’s popular Breakfast with Santa this Sunday morning, December 11, in Waldron Hall. The party begins immediately following the 9:00 am Mass as Santa and his pancake-cooking elves will serve up great food, libations, and lots of photo opps with St. Nick as well as gifts for all the children.


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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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