Outdoor Mass Starts Memorial Weekend!

New outdoor Mass times

Saturday 6:00PM

May 25 , 2024

Please see the Mass schedule for all the mass times

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Visit Cross in the Woods

Since 1959, hundreds of thousands of travelers from all over the world have visited the largest crucifix in the world.

Shrine Grounds

Shrine Devotional Spaces.


Gift Shop

Doll Museum

Welcome to
Cross in the Woods Catholic Shrine of Indian River

National Shrine

Open Year Round!

Cross in the Woods Catholic Shrine of Indian River is located in Indian River, Michigan. The Shrine is home to the largest crucifix in the world. The grounds are open most of the year from dusk to dawn and limited hours in the winter.

While visiting, be sure to view all shrines, the doll museum and gift shop. Weekday and weekend masses are held year round and seasonally weather permitting, outdoors.

If you have a bus or tour group that is going to swing by, your visit can be greatly enhanced by filling out this form or by calling the office.

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The National Shrine of Cross in the Woods
7078 M-68
Indian River, Michigan 49749

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260 Miles north of Detroit, MI
202 Miles north of Lansing, MI
209 Miles north of Grand Rapids, MI
385 Miles north of Chicago, IL


Church / Office
Summer 7:00am – 8:00pm
Winter 7:00am – 5:00pm

Doll Museum
Summer 9:00am – 6:00pm
Winter 10:00am – 3:00pm

Gift Shop Hours

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Weekday Mass Schedule

Monday 12:00 Noon

Tuesday 5:30pm

Wednesday & Thursday 8:30am

Friday 12:00pm

Weekend Mass Schedule

4:30pm  Inside

6:00pm Summer Outside from Memorial Day to Labor Day (weather permitting)


8:30am (always inside church)
Summer Outside from Memorial Day to Labor Day (weather permitting) Winter Inside

Reconciliation Schedule

Reconciliation is available  During the summer (through Labor Day weekend)

Tuesday 4:00-5:00 pm

Friday 9:00-11:30am

Saturday confession time is 2:30-3:45pm

By Appointment

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