Deacon Joe Stefancin's


invitation to


his Virtual Ordination


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(NOTE: Unfortunately, in-person


attendance is not allowed.)





New!  Guidelines for


Resuming Mass


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Important announcement


from Father Chris  5-18-2020


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Meet Father Maria

Click here to read is Bio

Father Chris' new address:

Father Chris Kemp

110 Conro St

Rhinelander, WI 54501

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New Letter from

Bishop Powers on

resuming Public Mass


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Bishop Powers

 Letter to the Faithful


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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 7:45 &  9:30am

Sunday at 11:30am at St. John the Baptist

(Please note guidelines for attending Mass above)

Weekday Liturgy:

Tuesday 5pm

Wednesday 9am

Friday 8am

(Please note guidelines for attending Mass above)


Reconciliation Times:

Tuesday 4:30pm to 4:45pm

Wednesday 8:15am to 8:45am

Saturday 3:00pm to 3:30pm

(and by appointment) 


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

FISH FRIES have been postponed

unfortunately, due to recommendations from the CDC and the Lincoln Co. Health department, our fish fries are postponed.

Please check back for rescheduled dates.

The Cash Raffle will take place, but at a later date.



Father Maria will be live streaming Mass on our Facebook page Tuesdays at 5pm.  Wednesdays at 9am, Fridays at 8am and Sunday Mass will be live streamed on Facebook Saturday at 4:00pm.  Please feel free to join us on Facebook.

EWTN Livestream WATCH
Word on Fire 

Relevant Radio WATCH
Heart of the Nation WATCH
CatholicTV WATCH

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.


Weekend Liturgy-Sunday 11:30 AM

Weekday Liturgy-Temporarily Cancelled


Reconciliation Times-Still available

 (by appointment) 



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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.

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:  12:30PM - 4:00PM

Tuesday - Thursday:  8:00AM - 4:00PM

Friday:  8:00AM - 3:00PM