Religious Education
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Religious Education at St. Francis Xavier Parish provides opportunities for people of all ages to grow in their faith and knowledge of Jesus Christ. In 1992 Pope John Paul II presented the Catholic Church with the Catechism of the Catholic Church. It is, in his words, “a sure norm for teaching the faith” and “a sure and authentic reference text” for all catechisms.

We base all our catechesis (which means teaches our faith) on The Catechism of the Catholic Church and all material used is in conformity with it. Below you will find brief summaries and information about the different aspects of St. Francis Xavier Parish’s Religious Education classes and programs.

Feel free to contact us with any questions. Thank you, and may St. Francis Xavier pray for us.

Director of Religious Education-Joe Velie

Phone:  (715)-536-2803 ext. 222


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