I appreciate that this isn't really a 'family life' issue, but it was the closest forum I could think of, so apologies...
We are going to be spending Christmas Day with my husband's aunt and uncle. DD and I are the only Catholics in the family. We are travelling down on Christmas Eve night (we like to travel at night so as not to interrupt DD's sleeping pattern too much, she's a poor sleeper at the best of times) and leaving on Christmas night for my parents' place (so I'm sorted for Sunday).The thread title says what's going on, really, I'm looking for any practical help you can offer in terms of how to find a Mass.
1) I've managed to use the net to find the nearest Catholic Church to their house. It is the only one within reasonable travelling distance - it's 20 miles away across country roads which are currently borderline impassable through snow.
2)It doesn't have a website and no one has answered the phone when I've tried ringing a few times.
3)The diocesan website doesn't work.
4)DH's family have been asked to help, and perplexedly pointed out that there was a church in their village, cue a long conversation (thankfully with DH backing me up) about why I needed a Catholic church; this got us nowhere and DH's parents & aunt are still insisting that if I need to go to church at all, there's a pefectly good (Church of Wales) one within walking distance.
The only thing I can currently think of is just to get DD dressed and ready and get to the church for about 9.30, on the assumption that their main morning Mass will surely start between about 9.30 and 11. This is risky since I don't even know if they have a resident priest and so it's possible they won't have a Mass on Christmas Day at all (it would surprise me, but you never know).
Does anyone have any other suggestions as to how I can get to Mass on Christmas, please? Quite apart from the obligation, I really want to go for DD's first Christmas but I'm at a bit of a dead end. :shrug: