How You Can Help MaryTV
Spring Fundraising Campaign
It’s that time of year when we at Mary TV are assessing our finances and realizing it’s time to ask for your help.
As you all know, Mary TV is the only broad spectrum, online channel covering events in Medjugorje and Our Lady’s presence there. The goal of Mary TV has always been the same: to connect everyone possible, worldwide, to Our Lady of Medjugorje.
Over the course of time we have also been able to add many features to the site, like the Fruit of Medjugorje shows, “Tea with Rosie”, LIVE streaming special events, including many of Our Lady’s apparitions. And of course, since the beginning Denis and Cathy have been praying, live, over the internet 7 days a week with many of you, spanning six continents, consecrating the internet to Our Lady of Medjugorje. We’ve also added streaming features like the Divine Mercy Hour with Medjugorje, the parish’s rosary, the International Mass, English homilies, and wisdom from Father Leon Pereira, OP. And now, there is a place for folks to submit online petitions for prayer, and post their testimonies about Our Lady, Medjugorje, and Mary TV. We have live cameras as well, 24 hours a day on Apparition Hill, and Mt. Krisevac.
As you can imagine all of this takes an enormous amount of time, talent, and money. Mary TV from the very beginning has always been a labor of love for Our Lady, with all staff willing to forfeit normal salaries and instead accept what amounts to small stipends relative to what they would be paid in comparable positions elsewhere.
Mary TV’s president takes no salary, operates entirely on a volunteer basis, as does Mary TV’s attorney/CPA. Mary TV’s Administrative Secretary runs the entire business operation, runs the technology on site while cohosting 3 daily programs LIVE, and writes a daily reflection on Our Lady’s messages – actually filling the role of three full-time positions – yet also takes only a relatively small stipend to cover some of the costs. Besides the various facilities in Medjugorje, which include an office, a tea house, and film studios, sections of private homes are dedicated to the technical servers, computer equipment, internet TV channel, etc., in Indiana, New Jersey, Texas, and Colorado. All done for Our Lady, and for you.
It is a vast, expensive operation, and without more financial donations, we will not be able to continue in the same way. It’s simply a matter of numbers. One hundred percent of Mary TV’s budget comes from donations. The operation functions entirely on the generosity of our friends and shipmates.
At this time we project a need of $270,000 to keep Mary TV running for the rest of 2017. That does not include replacing the antiquated equipment or upgrading the technology, which is in dire need. This is the amount needed just for the status quo operational costs. We have some wonderful, regular donors. But we need many more to be in the clear.
If you can donate, even a small amount, to help raise these funds, we would be enormously appreciative. We need one-time donors, and also those who can commit to being monthly donors, as well. This is a crucial time for Mary TV. We do not want to have to scale back, after so many years of building this wonderful operation for Our Lady. (I noted, for instance, this morning, Mary TV streamed live from Medjugorje the arrival of the Pope’s special envoy, Archbishop Henryk Hoser.) But we really need your help!! Please consider donating today.
God Bless You,
Mary TV Outreach