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

Daily Mass Times

  • Tuesday - Friday - 9:00 AM

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

  • Sunday - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Monday-Saturday - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

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.


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Development Fund Raffle

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Cash Prizes

1 @ $10,000 • 1 @ $5,000 • 3 @ $1,000 • 4 @ $500

Drawing: September 18, 2022
at 11:45am - Church Gathering Area

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License: Cross in the Woods Catholic Shrine,
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Daily Readings

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Presence - The Mystery of the Eucharist

Presence – The Mystery of the Eucharist

12 Jul 2022 - 26 Jul 2022 | 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Presence – The Mystery of the Eucharist July 12th, 19th & 26th 3 Week study on the Eucharist with Fr. Patrick Maher Adult & Youth – Faith Formation Do you ever feel like God is far away? The whole story of Salvation is the story of God being present to His people – in Eden,
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