“Where your treasure is, there also lies your heart” (Matthew 6:21).

We can express our gratitude to God for the grace we have received in Jesus Christ by giving generously to the work of his church. Giving with regularity is an opportunity to grow in our faith and obedience to God’s word.

How Can I Give?

There are several ways to give to St Luke and St. Bernardine Parish. Should you have any questions, please contact the Director of Development and Stewardship, by phone at 708-435-8927 or via email.


Secure giving is available through GiveCentral. This is the most efficient way for us to process a gift, whether it’s a one-time gift or scheduled for recurrence.

Bring or Mail Your Offering

  • You can write a check payable to St. Luke and St. Bernardine Parish or give cash. If you plan to give cash, it is helpful if you include contact information with your giving.
  • You can bring your gift to church, mail it or bring it to the Parish Office at 528 Lathrop, River Forest, IL  60305.

Employer Matching

Matching gifts can double or even triple your personal gift to St. Luke and St. Bernardine Parish. Under a matching gift program, your contribution is matched with your employer’s funds. Many companies also match gifts made by spouses of employees and those retired from the company. Speak to your Human Resource Department and ask if matching gifts are available and how they work.

Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds

You can save capital gains taxes and receive a charitable deduction for the full fair market value for gifts of stocks, bonds and mutual funds that have been held for more than 12 months and have appreciated in value.  If securities are held by a broker or banker, you can have them transferred directly to St. Luke and St. Bernardine’s account from any local brokerage house. To alert St. Luke and St. Bernardine Parish that a gift of stock is being made, contact our Director of Stewardship and Development at  or 708-435-8927.  

Planned Gifts and Bequests

Making a planned gift is easier than you think. Whether you are just beginning to think about your legacy or working with a financial advisor to finalize your estate plans, we invite you to discuss how a planned gift can help you realize current and long-term financial goals, provide for your family, and make a lasting impact at St. Luke and St. Bernardine Parish by contacting for details.


There are a number of other ways to support St. Luke and St. Bernardine Parish: gifts of real estate, charitable trusts, annuities, and more. Contact the Director of Stewardship and Development to schedule a time to explore giving options.

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