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

The Tri-Community is fully committed to creating 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 safe. Lisa Haight, our Safe Environment Coordinator, will be offering regular updates and education to keep you informed!

Children's classes are held on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. in the Parish Center. For a registration form, click here.

Youth Ministry
has begun for the year--sessions are on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Registration and information is available at www.tricommunityyouthministry.com.

RCIA (the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) will begin October 21! 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.

New! Family 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--we're starting up a new group to offer support and encouragement. Meet other family caregivers, learn about caregiving issues, and share suggestions on how to take care of yourself and your loved one. There will be an informational meeting on Thursday, Oct. 30, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart. Please RSVP to the parish office at 633-8711 by Oct. 27.

Women's Day of Reflection
Saturday, November 1

8:30-1:30 in the Parish Center
As we gather on the Feast of All Saints, the morning's theme will be "Our Sisters, the Saints." Led by women from our parish, we will journey with not only the canonized saints, but also all those other holy women who have followed the Lord in their lives. We will ask God in prayer to reveal to us how we are already holy, and called by Him to become even holier! The morning will end with the celebration of Mass and a soup lunch together. All women over 18 are invited; there is no charge to attend (a small donation is requested to cover the costs of the breakfast food and supplies). So that we can properly plan, please contact the parish office to RSVP!

Wednesday Retreat--November 5: How do the celebrations of "All Saints" and "All Souls" teach me to let go of grief and loss? We will enter into the Church's celebrations of All Saints and All Souls in the concluding weeks of the Church's liturgical year. We will explore more deeply our faith in Christ that connects with all who have died, and how we can be more involved with families in our parish who suffer loss. The retreat will be offered twice in Sacred Heart Church--choose either 9-10:30 a.m. or 6:30-8 p.m.

Our Moms in Faith group is growing! Click here for the fall schedule of activities.

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.