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Parish Advent Study

Home for Christmas: Tales of Hope and Second Chances

Home for Christmas brings inspiring stories of hope and second chances into the Advent season. Author and pastor Justin Coleman matches real life stories of struggle and triumph to the Advent themes of hope, love, joy, and peace to show how the light of Christmas shines brightly even in hard times. Each chapter lifts up a scripture reflection alongside tales of men and women who reflect on the Advent themes with love and longing.

Throughout each of the four chapters and the accompanying DVD for a small-group experience, Coleman captures the stories of formerly incarcerated men and women as they find work and opportunity through Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, California. These men and women share their memories and experiences in light of the hope and new life they’ve experienced at Homeboy. Forward by Father Gregory Boyle.

Additional components for this four-week study include a comprehensive Leader Guide and a DVD featuring author and pastor Justin Coleman.

The study will meet in the Social Hall of St. Paul’s on Wednesdays, December 5, 12, and 19.  We will begin at 6:00 PM with a light dinner and conclude by 7:30 PM.  Study books are $12 each.  All ages are welcome!  Hope to see you there!

To sign up, contact the church office at 410-795-0714, email Pastor Doug at or fill out the form below.

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