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During Lent and Advent, the Franciscan Mystery Players of St. Mary’s and St. John’s present the Mystery Play at St. Mary’s Church and in other parishes. They present “The Way of the Cross” during Lent and “The Birth of Jesus” during Advent.  The Mystery Players are made up of high school students and adults.

These plays, written and developed by Francis Pompei, OFM, are moving presentations that makes use of special lighting, a stirring soundtrack, live reading, and pantomime action by the teen players to help each viewer contemplate the meaning of the Stations of the Cross and the Birth of Jesus as it relates to today’s complicated world.  To learn more or to book the Mystery Play, contact Michelle Capone at 315-767-1564 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.