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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.

St. Francis Xavier

Weekend Liturgies:

Saturday 4pm and Sunday 9:30am

(Please note guidelines for attending Mass above)

Weekday Liturgy:

Tuesday 5pm

Wednesday 9am

Thursday 8am

Friday 8am

(Please note guidelines for attending Mass above)


Reconciliation Times:

Wednesday 8:15am to 8:45am

Saturday 9:00am & 3:00pm

(and by appointment) 


The Little Flower Eucharistic Adoration Chapel

Monday 3:00-7:00 pm in the church

Tuesday 1:00-5:00pm 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.

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.


St. John the Baptist

Weekend Liturgy-Temporarily Cancelled

Weekday Liturgy-Temporarily Cancelled


Reconciliation Times-Still available

 (by appointment) 





Father Chris will be live streaming Mass on our Facebook page Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 8am.  Wednesdays at 9am, and Sunday Mass will be live streamed on Facebook at 4pm Saturday and Sunday at 9:30am.  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.

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