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, and everyone, safe. Lisa Haight, our Safe Environment Coordinator, will be offering regular updates and education to keep you informed!

NO children's classes or Youth Ministry on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving (Nov. 26).

Thanksgiving Day Mass
Thursday, November 27
9:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart

Click here for the Tri-Community Advent and Christmas schedule.

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.

Advent Vespers: Turning Toward Hope
Join us for Vespers (sung evening prayer) at 5 p.m. in Sacred Heart Church on the four Sundays of Advent--Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14 and 21. Reflections will be offered by four different Tri-Community couples on the theme of "Turning Toward Hope." Don't miss these rich and prayerful evenings of contemplative prayer!

The Giving Tree is now available in Sacred Heart Church! 
Please return all gifts by Sunday, Dec. 14. If you missed getting a tag and would still like to participate, please bring in a new, unwrapped toy (any type, any age child). Gift cards for Wal-Mart, Target, etc. are also welcome, but please drop those off at the office rather than in the church. Thank you, as always, for your generosity!

Fr. Ron's at-home retreat book for Advent, The Unsheltered Heart, is now available for sale after all Masses
(same title as last year's book, but this edition is for Cycle B). Cost is $5.

New Support Groups
For caregivers
: If you are caring for someone with dementia or other struggles--whether at home, in a facility setting, or from a distance--a new support group, facilitated by Paula Levy, will begin meeting on the first Thursday of each month, starting Dec. 4, 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.

Coping during the holidays: A grief and loss support group will meet on Mondays, Dec. 8, 15, and 22, from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Parish Center. Please contact the office to sign up--633-8711 or office@tricommunity.org

Our Moms in Faith group is growing! Click here for the current 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.