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 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).

Currently serving the Tri-Community:

Rev. Ronald Patrick Raab, CSC Pastor
Rev. Robert E. Roetzel, CSC. Associate Pastor

The Tri-Community is fully committed to providing a "safe environment" for our children!

Click here to read the Bishops' Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People,
which is the foundation for a safe environment and with which all parishes in our diocese are expected to comply. We are making a dedicated effort, however, to move beyond mere "compliance" in the way we approach a safe environment, and are continually evaluating our programs and facilities to look for ways to expand and enhance what we're doing to keep our children, and everyone, safe. Lisa Haight, our Safe Environment Coordinator, will be offering regular updates and education to keep you informed!

December 8, 2015 - November 20, 2016

Read the Pope's prayer.

Don't forget to check the current bulletin (click the big button above) for detailed information.

The Giving Tree will be available at Sacred Heart until Dec. 13. If you would like to participate, please take an ornament from the tree and follow the instructions for the gift request and wrapping (be sure to return the gift with the ornament tag attached) and bring the gift with you to any Mass or to the office during the week.

Giving Trees will be available at Our Lady of Perpetual Help (for local Manitou families) and Holy Rosary Chapel (for SET) starting Sunday, Nov. 29.

Advent Vespers
Join us for Vespers--sung evening prayer--on the Sundays of Advent at 5 p.m. in Sacred Heart Church. A different personal reflection will be offered each week: Mary Cichello (Nov. 29), Dianne March (Dec. 6); Cathy Plush (Dec.13); and Patty Lundberg (Dec. 20).

Wednesday Retreat
December 2
in Sacred Heart Church: "The Unsheltered Heart: An Advent Home Retreat" (for Cycle C) with Fr. Ron. This is the last in his series on the Sundays of Advent. Offered twice: choose either 9-10:30 a.m. or 6:30-8 p.m.

The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Tuesday, December 8

Mass schedule:
8 a.m., 12:10 p.m., 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart
6:30 p.m. at Holy Rosary

Children's Formation classes (K-5) are on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. in the Parish Center. Registration information: click here.

Youth Ministry (gr. 6-12)
sessions are on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Center. Registration and information:  www.tricommunityyouthministry.com.

Caregiver Support Group
If you are caring for someone with dementia or other struggles--whether at home, in a facility setting, or from a distance--there is a new support group, facilitated by Paula Levy, meeting on the first Thursday of each month at 3:30 p.m. in the Parish Center. Come for support, for encouragement, for a time of sharing with others who face the same challenges.

(no Twitter account needed)


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; th
e document can be revised to apply to the entity of your choice.