Family Choir


The goal of the Family Choir program is to enhance the music at our Catholic liturgies, encourage singing by the assembly, and provide an outlet for the musical talent that our parish has been blessed with.

Participants in the Family Choir program are actively involved in the spiritual and liturgical life of the church. In addition to singing in the choir, many of our members serve as Eucharistic ministers, readers, ushers, etc.

Family Choir rehearsals are held almost every Tuesday from 6:15 – 7:30 p.m. in the church. The purpose of these rehearsals is to prepare to sing two Sundays each month in addition to special liturgies. Because there will always be exceptions, please review the schedule below and make note of the changes.


Click the links below for more information:

Family Choir Brochure

Family Choir 2019 Fall/Winter Schedule


Family Choir Recordings

Children's Choir

The goal of the Children’s Choir program is to teach children in grades 2 – 5 the language of music and artistic expression within the context of a Catholic community of faith, which includes active and regular participation in church liturgies.

Participants in the Children’s Choir program are actively involved in the spiritual and liturgical life of the church. They serve as ministers of music at selected liturgies throughout the year.

Click the links below for more information:

Childrens Choir Brochure

Children's Choir 2019/2020 Schedule

Childrens Choir Contract

Middle School Choir

The St. Francis Xavier Middle School Choir consists of singers in grades 6 – 8 who attend St. Francis School and choose to take choir as part of their music curriculum.

Click the link below for more this year's schedule:

Middle School Choir Schedule 2019/2020

Middle/High School Music Ensemble

The St. Francis Xavier Middle/High School Music Ensemble consists of singers in grades 6 – 12 who choose to participate. They generally sing at mass one Sunday every other month or so, in addition to special liturgies.

Adopt a Drum Program

Our music program impacts over one hundred students in the school and many more in our church music ensembles. We currently own three African drums and other percussion instruments that are used in drum ensembles. We would like to provide a world music drumming curriculum, which not only teaches students how to drum, but also teaches character development. This curriculum will be used in the St. Francis Middle School, plus some elementary classes and the middle and high school choirs.

For more information on how you can help be a part of this exciting opportunity, please download Adopt a Drum Information

Cantor Information

The Living Church Acclaims, Guitar

The Living Church Acclaims, Keyboard

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