Holy Rosary Chapel was built in memory of Thomas and Mary Green Cusack by their son, Frank, and given to the care of the Archdiocese of Denver. Archbishop Urban J. Vehr blessed the chapel at the fi rst High Mass and dedication on July 31, 1931.
Spiritual care was given by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate until 1984 when, under the pastorate of Father LeRoy Clementich, CSC, the Congregation of the Holy Cross assumed the pastoral leadership of Holy Rosary Chapel, Sacred Heart Parish in Colorado Springs and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Manitou Springs.
Standing at an elevation of 7,391 feet, the chapel boasts a Romanesque style and was built with red rock from Pyramid Mountain in Rampart Range. Colorado Springs architect Charles E. Thomas designed the chapel, which won a national award for church architecture.
The chapel, nestled in the Pikes Peak foothill town of Cascade just off Highway 24, is still active with a Sunday Mass. It is currently part of the Sacred Heart Parish run by Holy Cross priests.