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St. Luke Parish Office

708-435-8912 (ph)

708-771-8809 (fax)


528 Lathrop Avenue

River Forest, IL 60305-1835

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Greetings from St. Luke Parish!


Congratulations on your engagement and on deciding to make the religious commitment to be married in the Church. Our parish staff is here to assist you in any way possible.


In the column at left are two documents that you can download for you and your fiancé to review.

  • St. Luke Parish wedding guidelines and a procedure to follow, the offerings to the church, and the applicable musicians’ fees
  • Info on the programs the Archdiocese of Chicago offers to couples preparing for marriage


Please contact either of our priests by email to arrange an appointment to meet and begin your preparations for a most joyful celebration.


Once again, congratulations!


Rev. John Szmyd, pastor

Office: 708-435-8925


Rev. Steven Bauer, associate pastor

Office: 708-435-8922



Preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage


The most important aspect of Marriage is the choice made by the bride and groom to make a solemn pledge of faithful love to each other within the context of our Catholic faith. This is a time for both parties to examine not only the depth of their commitment to each other, but also the depth of their commitment to Jesus and His body, the Church. Marriage in church with a religious ceremony presupposes the active faith life of the couple. This includes their registration and participation in a particular parish or faith community. In fact, the general rule of the Archdiocese is that the marriage take place in the geographical parish of the bride and/or groom.


Weddings are usually scheduled at St. Luke Church at the following times:

Saturday: 1:00 pm or 3:00 pm

Each couple will have approximately one hour for the ceremony and for taking pictures.


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