2020-2021 will begin with home based religious education.  Please read the message by pushing the button on the side.
Religious Education: K - 5th Grade

If meeting in person, all grades meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. Please consult calendar for specific dates.  However, 2020-21 will begin home based.

First Communion

We believe that Jesus Christ is truly present in the Eucharist. This is why Vatican II called the Eucharist “the source and summit of Christian life.” We believe this because Jesus said, “Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day.” The children who will be receiving the Eucharist for the first time need to know that Jesus Christ is truly present in body, blood, soul and divinity, in the Eucharist. Those who wish to have a child receive First Communion must meet the following requirements:

  • Child must be a registered member of St. Francis Xavier Parish

  • Will receive the sacrament of Penance prior to their first communion

  • If the child was not baptized at St. Francis Xavier parish, the child’s parents will provide a baptismal certificate from the parish where he or she was baptized

Religious Education: 6th - 8th Grade

Religious Education for 6th – 8th grades meets on Wednesdays from 6-7 pm when in person.  2020-21 will begin home based.

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