Risen Christ Catholic Parish was founded August 22, 1967, by Archbishop James V. Casey who appointed Very Rev. Joseph M. O’Malley as its founding pastor. Prior to the building of the church, the community worshipped in the gymnasium of Cherry Creek High School and then at the Continental Theater.
Ground was broken for the new church building on December 29, 1968, and the first Mass was celebrated in the church on January 25, 1970.
In the summer of 1987, members of the congregation donated a 6.5-ton, twelve foot high statue of the Risen Christ. On August 23, 1992, the new Emmaus Center was blessed and dedicated by Archbishop James F. Stafford.
Past pastors: Rev. Joseph M. O’Malley, Rev. Msgr. William H. Jones, Rev. Msgr. Lawrence St. Peter, Rev. Msgr. Edward Hoffmann, Rev. Msgr. Kenneth Leone, Rev. Msgr. J. Anthony McDaid.
Current pastor: Rev. Scott A. Bailey