We would like to thank you for your generous support of St Francis Xavier and St John the Baptist parishes.

There are over 2,300 verses in the Bible about money, possessions and the right use of them. Why is this?  Perhaps because God knows our propensity to misuse money or allow it to distract us from keeping our eyes on him.


When it comes to financial support of our church family, the biblical ideal is a tithe—or 10%—of one’s income.  Our Catholic Church leaders suggest giving 5% to church and 5% to charity.  Most Catholics who tithe reach this ideal gradually.  In this area of stewardship, one of the most important steps to consider is to become an ‘intentional giver’—as opposed to a ‘loose change giver.’  An intentional giver is one who has the willing diligence to ‘do the math,’ that is, to look at his/her annual income and then prayerfully and intentionally decide what percentage should be set aside for the support of the church and for charity.

We have many ways in which you can contribute financially to the church.  As a registered member, you will receive envelopes that you can use to make your weekly contribution.  An alternative that many parishioners are taking advantage is ACH giving.  ACH giving is easy and convenient.  Your contribution is deducted directly from your checking or savings account. 


You can also donate on line via credit card using the donate online link to the left.  



Contact Information:

SFX & SJB share a parish office located at:


1708 E. 10th Street

Merrill, WI 54452


Telephone:  (715) 536-2803

Email:  kleggett@stfrancismerrill.org

Fax:  (715) 536-7536

Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday:  8:00AM - 4:00PM

Friday:  8:00AM - NOON