Mask Mandate with Regard to SJB and SFX


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Letter regarding the opening of school on September 1st
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Bishop's Letter Reinstating the Dispensation from attending Mass


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St. Francis Xavier

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church has been a beacon of faith, hope and love, living the gospel of Jesus since 1885 in Merrill, WI. Through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, the mission of our multi-generational parish is to grow and learn in the traditions of the Catholic Church through sacraments, liturgy, youth ministry, our Catholic school, and Eucharistic Adoration.

Weekend Liturgies:

Saturday 4pm and Sunday 7:30 &  9:00am

Sunday at 11:00am at St. John the Baptist

(Please note guidelines for attending Mass above)

Weekday Liturgy:

Tuesday 5pm

Wednesday 9am

Thursday 9am at St. John the Baptist

Friday 8am

(Please note guidelines for attending Mass above)


Reconciliation Times:

Tuesday 4:30pm to 4:45pm

Wednesday 8:15am to 8:45am

Saturday 9:00am to 10:00am and

3:00pm to 3:30pm

Sunday 10:40am at St. John the Baptist


The Little Flower Eucharistic Adoration Chapel

Monday 3:00-7:00 pm in the church

Tuesday 2:00-5:00pm in the church

Wednesday 3:00-7:00pm in the church

Thursday 3:00-7:00pm in the church


St. John the Baptist

St. John the Baptist Parish is a rural Catholic community of caring, loving people trying to live the way Jesus taught us.


Bishop Powers

 Letter to the Faithful


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New Letter from

Bishop Powers on

resuming Public Mass


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 Sunday Mass will be live streamed on Facebook Saturday at 4:00pm.  Please feel free to join us on Facebook.

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Automatic Electronic giving

Want to save time, simplify your life and support our parish?

St. Francis Xavier offers our parishioners the convenience of Electronic Giving/ACH — an automated program that enables you to make weekly and Holy Day contributions without having to write a check or reach into your wallet for cash! 

For more information or to download the ACH form, please click here.

To make an online donation to the church, please click here.

Bishop's letter regarding the lifting of the dispensation from attending Mass


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Contact Information:

SFX & SJB share a parish office located at:


1708 E. 10th Street

Merrill, WI 54452


Telephone:  (715) 536-2803


Fax:  (715) 536-7536

Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday:  8:00AM - 4:00PM

Friday:  8:00AM - NOON