MASSES FOR THE CHRISTMAS OCTAVE. The Bishops of England and Wales have suggested that the Masses during the Christmas Octave (i.e. Dec 26th until Jan 1st) be considered additional Masses to celebrate Christmas liturgically as churches will not be able to cater for everyone on Christmas Eve/Day. Our Masses therefore on 27th Dec for The Holy Family/ Wed 30th Dec for the 6th day of the Octave / Fri 1st Jan Solemnity of Mary Mother of God are likely to be popular, so please book now at www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/st-patricks-catholic-church-corsham-30646123644 We remind you that the current suspension of the obligation to attend Sunday Mass also applies to Christmas. Midnight Mass on BBC1 on Christmas Eve will be broadcast from Clifton Cathedral with Bishop Declan as principal celebrant.