Now in our eighteenth season, the Franciscan Mystery Players of Notre Dame Church perform Jesus the Healer, A Living Meditation on Healing. The group consists of sixteen teenagers, two younger girls, and five adults, and it presents the play during Lent at parishes mostly in Northern New Jersey. Last year the group ministered to the Saint Rose of Lima community in Newtown, CT. We have also performed in South Jersey, Philadelphia, 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.