Marriage Prep

You're engaged!  Congratulations!


It is our privilege to assist you as you prepare together for a lifelong marriage. Begin your journey toward the Sacrament of Marriage by clicking on the links below. Each link will take you to specific information that you will need during each step of the marriage preparation process. May God’s abundant blessings be with you from now through your wedding day.

Couples wishing to celebrate the Sacrament of Marriage must begin formation at least 6 months before they plan to marry.  Marriage preparation begins with an initial meeting with Deacon Jim Arndt who will help you select a wedding date and start the preparation process.  Deacon Jim may be reached at 715-536-2803 ext 215.

Marriage Preparation

Step 1First Meeting  

Step 2:  FOCUS Inventory 

Step 3:  Program/class

Step 4:  NFP Training

Step 5:  Reconciliation

Step 6:  Plan for Wedding


Special Circumstances

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 - Thursday:  8:00AM - 4:00PM

Friday:  8:00AM - NOON