What is a Border Mass? On February 17, 2016, Pope Francis celebrated Mass at the U.S. Mexico Border in Ciudad Juárez and the U.S. churches were asked to concelebrate a Mass at the same time to be in solidarity with the Pope and his intentions.
In discussing Pope Francis’ Mass with the staff of the Wolfington Center at Cabrini University, the idea of celebrating Mass at the Peace Pole on the campus commons was developed. Creating a fence and having people move/migrate through the fence after the Liturgy of the Word to gather around the altar for the Liturgy of the Eucharist was thought of as a symbolic way to be in solidarity with our brothers and sisters who are in search of a safer, more stable life. The feedback from the first Border Mass was very positive, therefore, yesterday, another border Mass was celebrated for the campus community.