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

Faith Opportunities for Youth

HS Discipleship Weekend

What: High School Discipleship (HSD) Weekends are a place for high school youth to gain knowledge to live out their faith as leaders or disciple builders. If your Catholic faith excites you and you want to share the power of God with others or want to go deeper in your personal faith, HSD is for you! Unlike other diocesan youth programs, this one is designed specifically for teens who are considered leaders by their pastors and youth ministers.

Be prepared to become a witness for Christ through a deepening of your relationship with him in Mass, Prayer and Reconciliation, talks, small groups, activities and authentic Catholic fellowship.

Who: High School students in grades 9 thru 12.

Where: Crescent Lake Camp in Rhinelander, WI

When: March 27-29, 2020

Cost: $120.

March for Life

What: Every year the diocese takes a group of high school youth and their chaperones to the March for Life in January. This march occurs in Washington D.C. during the anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

The 2020 pilgrimage will take place from January 21 to 26.

Registration will open October 1st, but slots will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. Late registrations will be considered, but a $50 dollar late fee may apply. 

Who: High School students and adult chaperones are eligible.

Where: Washington D.C.

When: January 21 to 26, 2020

Cost: $515 per person includes SFLA Conference, bus transportation and tip, hotel, 7 meals, visit D.C. landmarks, and The National March for Life.


Catholics at the Capitol

Extreme Faith Camp

What: Extreme Faith Camp is a week long Catholic Summer Camp for Middle School Students!
It is open to students who have completed 6th—8th grade by the summer of 2020. Together we will rock climb, canoe, tie-dye shirts, and games.  Plus Mass, adoration, a reconciliation night, small groups and topics for teens.  The camp will be led by the Extreme Team which is formed of adult and senior high youth leaders from participating parishes. 

Who: 6th thru 8th graders who are looking to meet other Catholics and have a ton of fun.

Where: Crescent Lake Camp in Rhinelander, WI

When: June 14-19, 2020

Cost: $415 per person.

Steubenville Youth Conference

What: Steubenville | Rochester is a weekend conference that evangelizes, equips and empowers 8th-12th grade youth to become radical, joyful disciples. Enjoy keynote speakers, praise and worship, Eucharistic Adoration, Reconciliation, and much more. 

Who: 8th thru 12th graders who are looking to meet other Catholics and have a ton of fun.

Where: TBD

When: TBD in July of 2020

Cost: $340 per person and transportation, hotel, conference, and a t-shirt.


ReBoot with Chris Stefanick

Who: Catholics and non-Catholics ages 8 to 105.

Where: Merrill High School Auditorium sponsored by St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Merrill

When: Tuesday November 12th, 2019 from 7pm to 9:30pm. 

Cost: $25 per ticket.  Purchase tickets here.

NCYC (National Catholic Youth Conference)

What:  National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) is an exciting, biennial (every two years) three-day experience of prayer, community, and empowerment for Catholic teenagers and their adult chaperones. The schedule includes keynote addresses, concurrent 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.  

Who: Current 8th thru 11th who will be in high school for the 2019-2020 school year.

Where: Indianapolis, IN

When: Thursday November 21st thru Sunday November 24th. 

Cost: $615 per person.  Includes bus, hotel, conference, and t-shirts.

Contact Deacon Jim if you are interested in any of these activities.