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


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Please note that all public liturgies in the Archdiocese of Chicago are limited due to the COVID pandemic. To attend one of the open Masses at St. Luke you must pre-register through our SignUpGenius reservation system. A new link to the sign-up page is sent out each Tuesday for the next weekend's Masses. To receive this link, please sign up for our parish email updates below.


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528 Lathrop Avenue
River Forest IL  60305


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4th of July Mass streamed at 9:00 am

Resources for all believers

You're not alone! Join us to pray or to grieve a loved one

We cannot gather as a faith community yet, but there are people of faith who are ready to pray with you or to help you grieve the loss of a loved one online. If you are looking for a prayer partner -- day or night -- the Archdiocese of Chicago has a prayer line in English, Spanish, and Polish. Call 312-741-3388 to share your special intentions with someone who cares. Or send an email with your prayer intention to


For those who have recently lost a loved one, we also have online grief groups that are forming now to share their experiences. REgardless of your faith background, please viisit to sign up, and we will find a way to connect you!

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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.

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GiveCentral offers an easy and convenient way
to support St. Luke during this pandemic and all year-round

Without our weekly Masses, many families are inadvertently missing their weekly commitment to support our parish. So we recommend online giving as a safe, convenient, and easy way to make gifts -- whether it's for your Sunday offering or a one-time gift such as for special 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 during this flu pandemic shut-down or even at other times 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.

Join us for Mass online


St. Luke has passed certification by the Archdiocese of Chicago to begin offering public Masses on a limited basis. St. Luke parishioners are encouraged to sign up for our email updates here to receive the weekly notifications of our reopened Sunday Masses and other liturgies as they are scheduled. Each email will contain the link that is needed to sign up in our reservation system on SignUpGenius.


Meanwhile we will continue live-streaming the Mass for Sundays on Facebook. The next Mass will be:

  • Mass for The Fourteenth Sunday
    in Ordinary Time

    5:00 pm Saturday, July 4

Click here for a copy of the Act of Spiritual Communion, which you may offer at Communion Time of any streamed or televised Mass. The recorded version of the Mass is also available any time after the live-stream ends.


2021 Mass Book Open

If you have a loved one who is ill or has passed away ... or any special occasion or petition you'd like to bring before the Lord ... consider offering your prayers at a Mass. Our book is open for personal intentions for the remainder of this year and for the 2021 year. Click here to download the request form and return it to the Parish Office. 


Guide to Reopened Churches

Tips for worshipers coming to reopened churchesAs the pandemic eases, our church is starting a gradual reopening, beginning with Reconciliation, Baptisms, Funerals, and Weddings, and a limited number of Masses. Yet we will still need to maintain protection and social distancing to guard against the Coronavirus. To prepare yourself for the day you come back to church, download this pamphlet of tips assembled by the Archdiocese of Chicago to learn the procedures we will have in place. Click here for your free copy.

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Though the church is closed, our parish priests will be praying for the special intentions in our Mass book as they celebrate private Mass each day. Here are this week's intentions:

Sunday, June 28

    The People of St. Luke Parish

 † Mark Walsh

 † The Crowley and Cusack Families

Monday, June 29

  † Thomas F. and Helene Dittrich Kenney

  † Catherine Dorsey

Tuesday, June 30

  † Thelma Beard

  † Connie Meyer

Wednesday, July 1

  † Elizabeth Beckman

  † Bob Atkinson

Thursday, July 2

  † Helen and Shirley O'Leary

  † Marion Murphy Sullivan

Friday, July 3

 † Jack and Eloise Yerkes

 † Bob Atkinson

Saturday, July 4

 † The Williams, Karasis and Kurr Families

    Camill A. Karendal; † Mary Elizabeth Eaton

Sunday, July 5

 † Richard and Bridget Curry

 † Una Pries
    The People of St. Luke Parish

To have a Mass offered for the memory of your loved one or a special occasion, email your request to



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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