National Shrine of the Cross in the Woods

The Shrines

The Shrine of St. Francis

Shrine of St. Francis

The present statue of St. Francis was added to the shrine in 1994 and is the work of James Hopfensperger of Midland, Michigan.
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Our Lady of the Highway Shrine

Our Lady of the Highway

Located in the lower grounds of the Shrine. She has been the patroness of millions of travelers and pilgrims who visit the Cross In The Woods.
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Shrine of St. Peregrine

Shrine of St. Peregrine

Peregrine is the patron of those who suffer from cancer and HIV/AIDS. The statue lives in a gazebo which provides a place for reflection and prayer.
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Shrine of the Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha

Shrine of Kateri Tekakwitha

The bronze statue of Kateri Tekakwitha, created by Canadian sculptor, Timothy P. Schmalz, was placed on the grounds during the summer of 2001.
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The Holy Family

The Holy Family

Located in the outdoor sanctuary part of the Shrine, this statue is meant to represent family intimacy. It was built by the sculptor, Timothy P. Schmalz and titled A Quiet Moment.
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Fr. McGivney Memorial

Fr. McGivney Memorial

Born August 12th, 1852 in Waterbury, CT, Fr. Michael McGivney was declared Venerable in 2008 by Pope Benedict XVI.
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Cross In The Woods National Shrine

7078 M-68
Indian River, Michigan 49749
Parish/Shrine Offices: 231-238-8973
Shrine Gift Shop: 231-238-8722
Parish/Shrine Fax: 231-238-7012

Christmas Season Mass Schedule

Monday, December 24th

  • 4:30 PM - Christmas Vigil
  • 8:00 PM - Christmas Mass in the Night

Tuesday, December 25th

  • 10:30 AM - Christmas Mass of the Day

Tuesday, January 1st

  • 10:30 AM - Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God

*All weekend Masses will be celebrated at their usual times: 4:30 PM Saturday and 8:30 AM & 10:30 AM Sunday.

Daily Mass Times

  • Tuesday - Friday - 8:30 AM, 12:00 PM

Weekend Mass Times

  • Sunday - 8:30 AM - Always inside church
  • Sunday - 10:30 AM - Summer: Outside from Memorial Day to Labor Day (weather permitting), Winter: inside
  • Saturday - 4:30 PM - Summer: Outside from Memorial Day to Labor Day (weather permitting), Winter: inside

Church Hours

  • Summer - 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Winter - 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Gift Shop (though 12/23/18)

  • Sunday-Friday - 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Saturday - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The gift shop will be closed from December 24th, 2018 through January 24th, 2019.

Doll Museum

  • Summer - 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Winter - 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Walk the church grounds and enjoy the serenity from Dawn to Dusk. There are no fees or admissions but your generosity in donations is welcomed.

Take a look inside!

Events Calendar

Daily Readings

Enjoy reading the Daily Readings from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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Child Protection

Sacred Music Project – Per Crucem

30 Dec 2018 | 06:30 pm - 08:30 pm
Mark your calendar! The National Shrine of Cross in the Woods Sacred Music Project presents: Per Crucem A vocal ensemble dedicated exclusively to the art of Sacred Music under the direction of Rita McIntyre Celebrate the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph this Christmas Season Sunday,
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