The Rev. Father Robert Durrie succeeded Father Rasby in March, 1969, and he presided over the continued growth of the parish. Father Durrie recognized the needs of numerous Catholic families in the mountains to the west. This led to the establishment of the Coal Creek Mission, which still worships each Sunday under their current visiting priest Father Frank Deml. During Father Durrie's tenure, the Youth Center (now the ELC) was built for religious education classes and youth ministry activities. A new Rectory to the east of the church was also erected.