National Shrine of the Cross in the Woods

Holy Week Schedule

Holy Week

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

  • April 9, 4:30pm (Saturday)
  • April 10, 8:30am & 10:30am

Holy Thursday - Mass of the Lord’s Supper

  • April 14, 7:00pm - Followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Compline (Night Prayer)

Good Friday - Celebration of the Passion of the Lord

  • April 15, 1pm (no Stations of the Cross today)

Easter Vigil in the Holy Night

  • April 16, 9pm (Saturday)

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection

  • April 17, 8:30am and 10:30am

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-Friday - 9:30 am to 3:00 pm
  • Saturday - 9:30 am to 4:30 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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Events Calendar

Development Fund Raffle

$100 per ticket for a chance to win $10,000

Cash Prizes

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

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

Need not be present to win!

License: Cross in the Woods Catholic Shrine,
Michigan License #R63962

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Daily Readings

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

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The Power of the Eucharist

26 May 2022 | 06:30 pm - 08:30 pm
The Power of the Eucharist The truth and beauty of Christ’s real presence An evening of Praise, Preaching, and Eucharistic Adoration with Fr. John Kopson. Thursday, May 26th, 2022 from 6:30p-8:30p In Church – Cross in the Woods ALL ARE WELCOME! For questions and more information,
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