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

NCYC 2019
November 21-24
Indianapolis, Indiana

The National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) is an exciting, three-day experience of prayer, community, and empowerment for Catholic teenagers. The schedule includes keynote addresses and workshop sessions addressing a wide variety of topics. There are also opportunities for liturgy, reconciliation, prayer and worship, recreation and special activities such as concerts, exhibits, and the interactive thematic park. 


We are beginning the planning stage of our next pilgrimage to NCYC in Indianapolis right now.  NCYC will take place November 21-24, 2019.  While the date may seem a long way off, we must start planning now.  We are very proud of the fact that we were able to fundraise our way to Indianapolis with only minimal cost incurred by those who attended.  We hope to do the same again.  However, it will take a lot of help to do this.


NCYC is open to all youths who will be in high school during the 2019-2020 school year.  That means any current 8th thru 11th graders will be able to attend.  

Highlights of NCYC 

Over 23,000 high school students and chaperones attended the National Catholic Youth Conference in Indy on November 16-18, 2017. The Diocese of Superior was represented with 250 youth and adults. St Francis was represented by 38 youth and adults.  Thank you to all youth and adult chaperones who shared in the NCYC experience.  It was a blessing to grow in faith together!  

$175 deposit and paperwork is due February 15th.

In the meantime, check out these video links about NCYC.


These two links are from Ethan Bares who went to NCYC with us in 2017.


This is the NCYC 2019 website:


This is the promo video for NCYC 2017.

Contact Deacon Jim Arndt or Erich Wallace if you would like more information,.