At our recent Liturgy Planning Team, we endorsed the parish initiative called “Welcome to the Inn”. It was also briefly spoken of at the recent Annual Parish Assembly. The initiative calls for all of us to be the Church Jesus wanted us to be– that is to Welcome everyone! Strangers no longer are strangers when they come home to church. With Christmas approaching quickly, “Welcome to the Inn” reminds us that for the birth of baby Jesus, there was no room at the Inn. Mary and Joseph would have been quite worried with the birth of their child imminent. Those who come to our church should never feel worried about coming. Acting on behalf of Jesus, we have a job to do! Let us be welcoming to all.