Research Project on Catholics who have ceased attending Mass

Final Report

For an electronic copy of the final report: click here.

Alternatively, contact the National Centre for Pastoral Research to order your hard copy of the final report for $22 including GST, postage and handling.

Click here to see the statement issued with the report by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference.


Readers of the report were invited to take part in a consultation process designed to assist in the preparation of recommendations to help the Church enhance its pastoral practices. The recommendations focus on practical ways in which the Church at national, diocesan and parish level can address the issue of people ceasing to attend Mass.
A ‘Pastoral Strategies’ document was subsequently produced.

Catholics who have ceased attending Mass – Pastoral Strategies. To see the full document outlining the recommendations, click here.

Response of the Australian Catholic Council for Clergy Life and Mission. To view and download the response of the ACCCLM to the report, please click here.