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.

Click here for the Tri-Community Lent/Triduum/Easter schedule.

"Restore the Heart"

Sacred Heart Church will be 100 years old in 2022! The building is in critical need of repairs, and we are moving forward with plans to accomplish the restoration of our prayer and worship space. We are also looking at the need to plan for this entire block (the old school building is past its prime, also, and no longer fits our space needs)--but "Restore the Heart" is about more than the buildings...it's about who we want to be within them. We welcome your response to these questions:

What do you celebrate most about this faith community?

Looking ahead five years, what would you like to be able to tell a friend about this parish that you can't say now?

Please feel free to contact any of the following people with comments or questions:

Ray Walkowski
(SH Building Committee Chair)

Bill Carter
(Finance Council Chair)

Vickie Heffner
(Pastoral Council Chair)

Adults who have not yet received their Sacrament of Confirmation are encouraged to sign up for this year's program. Classes will be held every Monday from March 7-April 18, 6:30-8:00 p.m. There will be two Confirmation options: April 30 at Sacred Heart or May 15 at St. Mary's Cathedral. To sign up, or for more information, contact Rob Plush at 633-8711 or rplush@tricommunity.org.

The "Know Thy Neighbor" Supper Club
will begin the first session of 2016 after sign-ups in February. The session will consists of one get-together each in March, April, and May--with the option this time of dining with other members of the Tri-Community. The meals will be hosted by alternating one of the three adult couples/singles in the group of six. This is your opportunity to get to know the people of our faith community in a small casual setting. Sign up sheets will be available in church on February 7 and 14, or sign up online with Jill Occhi at jillaetkero@gmail.com or Bren Triplett at btriplett2002@yahoo.com (no email? Contact Bren at 719-433-2146). Important: Please include name(s), phone number, email address, marital status (couple/single), and church affiliation (SH, OLPH, or HR)--and whether you would like to participate only with those who attend your church OR with other members of the Tri-Community.

Art classes are offered weekly in the Parish Center. No experience is necessary!
90-minute sessions are on Mondays at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m., and Fridays at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m. Everything is provided; cost is $10 per class to cover materials. Call Lisa at 237-9681 to reserve your spot!

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.

Moms in Faith
Moms of all ages are invited to find out about adoration night, hanging out in Old Colorado City, the bi-monthly potluck, play dates, the current book, and more! Email momsinfaith.tricommunity@gmail.com or join the group at www.facebook.com/groups/MomsInFaith.

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.


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.