Now celebrating our 20th anniversary season, the Franciscan Mystery Players of Notre Dame Church, North Caldwell, NJ perform Jesus the Healer, A Living Meditation on Healing. The group consists of fourteen teenagers, two younger girls, and four adults, and it presents the play during Lent at parishes mostly in Northern New Jersey. The group has shared its ministry with a parish community in Newtown, CT, as well as parishes in South Jersey, Philadelphia, the Poconos, New York State, Connecticut (Southbury), Massachusetts, and Florida.
The Mystery Players represent one of several ministries of service sponsored by Notre Dame. The group's young people have endeavored to develop a deeper sense of prayer while reaching out to those beyond the Notre Dame community. By sharing Jesus the Healer with others, the Mystery Players commit themselves to offering strength and peace to all those who are suffering. Thousands of lives have been touched by the play's powerful witness of faith, hope, and love.