A warm welcome to the Tri-Community Catholic Parish of Colorado Springs!

Our three churches—Sacred Heart on the west side of Colorado Springs, Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Manitou Springs, and Holy Rosary Chapel in Cascade (lower Ute Pass)—operate as one faith community. The pastoral services and planning are united, although each of the churches has its own schedule of Sunday Masses, and its own distinct “flavor” to its worship and community interaction.

Welcome to our website! Browse through our pages to learn about us. Come and worship with us at any time. Please don't hesitate to call the Office at (719) 633-8711 or toll free at (877) 737-5142 with any questions, or click here to contact us by e-mail.


who we are

The clergy who serve the Tri-Community come from the Congregation of Holy Cross, U.S. Province (the provincial offices are located at Notre Dame, Indiana). This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Congregation of Holy Cross in the Tri-Community!

Currently serving the Tri-Community are:

Rev. Ronald Patrick Raab, CSC   Pastor
Rev. Andrew M. Gawrych, CSC.  Associate Pastor






Children's classes begin Wednesday, Sept. 3. The registration form is available--click here.

Youth Ministry will begin for the year on Wednesday, Sept. 10. Registration and information is available at www.tricommunityyouthministry.com.


The Good News of the Catholic Christian Faith
This 7-week series is Catholicism 101, but with a twist: we will look at the faith from the perspective of what it has to offer in our lives. Each session will explore a different core Catholic Christian belief: Jesus; God; the Eucharist; the Church and Sacraments; Scripture and Tradition; Prayer and Life in the Spirit; and Mission and Hope. The series will be offered on consecutive Tuesday evenings, beginning Sept. 2 -- 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Sacred Heart Church. No registration necessary--just come!



RCIA (the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) will begin soon.
RCIA is the process through which adults enter the Catholic Church and receive the Sacraments--a journey of faith leads us into personal relationship with Jesus and a life of believing and belonging in His family, the Church. Contact Fr. Drew at  719-633-8711 x103 or agawrych@tricommunity.org to begin a conversation about faith and RCIA.


Coming up in September:

Wednesday Retreats begin again! Offered twice, 9-10:30 a.m. or 6:30-8 p.m. in Sacred Heart Church. Sept. 3: How can I stand with integrity and hope among people who suffer?

Vespers on Sundays, Sept. 7, 14, and 21
--Please join us at 5 p.m. in Sacred Heart Church for sung Evening Prayer in honor of Our Lady of Sorrows. There will be a reflection given each Sunday by a different parishioner on the theme of standing next to suffering. It's an opportunity to explore suffering not only within our own lives, but to better understand our mission as a church in the Tri-Community.

Grief and Loss Support Group--we will be offering an evening of faith and support for those who are facing loss and grief in their lives. Thursdays, Sept. 18, 25, and Oct. 2 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Parish Center. Fr. Ron and a therapist from the parish will facilitate. Limited to 15 participants; please register in advance by calling the office at 633-8711.



Our Moms in Faith group is growing! For information about activities, click here.



Wondering what all the second collections are about?
Click here for information!







Interested in Online Giving but want to know more about it? Click here for information.



 

If you are a legacy donor--
someone who has named the parish, a Catholic school, or a ministry of the Diocese of Colorado Springs as a beneficiary -- you are gratefully invited to join the Catholic Legacy Society (click here for an enrollment form).

Click on the logo above for details about the Catholic Legacy Society.

If you have been considering such a gift in your will or revocable trust, it is easy to arrange--and proclaims your confidence that we will continue to fulfill our mission and make a difference in the lives of future generations. Such a gift will not alter your current lifestyle in any way and can be easily modified to address your changing needs. To view sample bequest language, click here; the document can be revised to apply to the entity of your choice.