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

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.

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.

March 25, 2020

After "Safer in your Home Order"

How the Parish Office can help in  serving you

  • Please call ahead for Scrip orders.

  • Contribution envelopes can be dropped off at door #3 inside the lobby.

  • A staff member will be at the office during normal office hours. 

  • The Church is open for Adoration, and private prayer Monday - Thursday 3:00-7:00 PM

  • For Reconciliation see the times listed.

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St. John the Baptist

Weekend Liturgy-Temporarily Cancelled

Weekday Liturgy-Temporarily Cancelled

Stations of the Cross Thursday at 9:00 AM 

Still available   


Reconciliation Times-Still available

 (and by appointment) 




Father Chris will be live streaming Mass on our Facebook page Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8am.  Wednesdays at 9am, and Sunday Mass will be live streamed on Facebook at 9:30am.  Please do not come to the church as the doors will be locked during Mass time.  Only Father Chris and the camera operator are allowed in the church during Mass.  But Please join us on Facebook.



Mass is live streamed on Facebook

          Sunday April 5th,

                 Palm Sunday Mass - 9:30am on Facebook

                                    Worship Aid

                  Holy Week at Home - Palm Sunday

          Monday April 6th,

                 Live Stream Mass at 8:00am on Facebook 

                 Adoration 3pm -7pm in Church    

          Tuesday April 7th

                 Live Stream Mass at 8:00am on Facebook 

                 Adoration 3pm -7pm in Church 

          Wednesday April 8th,

                 Live Stream Mass at 9:00am on Facebook                   Adoration 3pm -7pm in Church 

          Thursday April 9th,

                 Adoration in Church 3pm to 5pm

                 Holy Thursday Mass - 7pm on Facebook

           Friday April 10th,

                Good Friday Service - 2:30pm on Facebook

           Saturday April 11th,

                 Easter Vigil Mass -8:30pm on Facebook

           Sunday April 12th,

                 Easter Mass - 9:30am on Facebook

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St. Francis Xavier

Weekend Liturgies - Temporarily Cancelled

Weekday Liturgy-Temporarily Cancelled


Reconciliation Times- Still available

Wednesday 8:15 AM

Saturday 9:00 AM & 3:00 PM

(and by appointment) 

If you have been nervous about coming into church for confession, Fr. Chris will be offering confession outside on Tuesday, April 7. Fr. Chris will be located outside door #2 (handicapped entrance). You may walk up to the screen, or stay in your car, and Fr. Chris will come to you. Confession outside will only be offered from 4-5 PM on Tuesday April 7. The other regular confession times will remain the same.
Please share this notice with your parents, grandparents, and friends.


The Little Flower Eucharistic Adoration Chapel

Monday -Thursday 3:00-7:00 PM in the church

Prayer partners needed: Monday 4 & 6 PM

Tuesday 4 PM, Wednesday 6 PM, Thursday 4 PM

Call the office to sign up.


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.


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.


Holy Week reflections from Father Jim Horath:

Many years ago Father Jim offered these reflections during Lent.  He has graciously given us permission to post a link to these reflections here.  Thank you Father Jim and Dan Sczygelski for making these available to us.