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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?

Click here to see what else
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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Mark your calendars and plan to join us for St. Luke School’s biggest fund-raiser and social event of the year — our 2017 Sapphire & Gold Dinner Dance & Auction!

Kurtenbach Family portraitThis year, we are very pleased to be honoring Doug and Kathy Kurtenbach and their family for their contributions to the St. Luke community and help in making St. Luke School a premier source of Catholic education in the River Forest-Oak Park community. The event will take place on Saturday, February 25, at the Oak Park Country Club, 2001 Thatcher Avenue in River Grove. It’s a great time for parents, teachers, alums, and friends to come together to support the school and its standards of excellence.

Invitations are going out, and congratulatory ads are being accepted now through January 31. For more details, contact Sheila Price, St. Luke’s Director of Stewardship and Development, at 708-435-8927 or


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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 this year.
Just click the photo to start your tour!

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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?

Youth Mass
This Weekend

All high school and junior high school teens - and their families and friends - are invited to the next monthly Youth Mass in church this Sunday, January 22, at 5:00 pm. It will be followed by dinner and a program for the teens. Spread the word!


Donate Your Old
Mobile Phone

St. Luke's Domestic Abuse Outreach Ministry team is collecting old wireless phones as part of a campaign to benefit victims of domestic violence. All mobile phones, pagers and accessories - working or not - are being collected in bins at the back of church the next two weekends, January 14-15 and 21-22. The phones will be recycled by the HopeLine Program by Verizon. To donate: erase any data on the phone and remove the SIM card and any storage cards; then bring them along with batteries, charging cords, headsets and other accessories to church. Thanks for your support!


Bridge Day

St. Luke Prime Timers will have their next session of Bridge on Monday, January 23, from 12:00-2:30 pm in the Hospitality House. Newcomers 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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