Contact Us  |  FAQ's  |  Support  |  Get A Web Site  |  Free Sites We Host  |  Saint Ambrose Foundation 

 

 

Catholic Web Sites - FREE

Ecclesia Web Service, a division of the Saint Ambrose Foundation offers free web sites to official Catholic organizations anywhere in the world. We do not profit from this or advertise on your sites.

Ecclesia Web Service is funded by The Saint Ambrose Foundation and your donations. We are devoted to providing quality web sites to Catholic Parish's and Organizations for promoting Catholic research, information, & networking on the internet.


HOW DO I / WE GET A FREE WEB SITE?

    We have only one requirement, and that is a written note from your pastor, provincial or local ordinary giving permission. This MUST be from a priest or religious, NO EXCEPTIONS. We feel it is their responsibility to

  • Know about the site and
  • Be responsible for its content
This is to also keep the sites as "Catholic" as possible. Please note a site will not be given if there is not a letter from one of the above people.

The letter MUST include:

  • Desired Domain (Directory) Name
  • Contact Name and working email address
  • Official Letterhead and seal
  • Signature
Please send by postal mail, a letter to:

St Ambrose Foundation
c/o Scott Fabian
4430 Woodside Dr

East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
USA

You may expedite your request by also sending a scanned copy of your signed letter to us at support@catholic-church.org.  (You must still mail the original to the St. Ambrose Foundation.)  We can also receive your copy of this letter, if this helps.


HOW WE DO THIS:

We set up a directory under http://catholic-church.org/your-directory to which you would have direct access via ftp & telnet. There are no space restrictions, but request you use common sense for file sizes.

If you already have a domain name registered (For existing domain names (http://your-organization)), you need to set your DNS server or submit a request to your registrar (the company where you registered your domain name) to point the DNS nameservers to:

------------
ns1.catholic-church.org
ns2.catholic-church.org
------------


We can help you do this if you do not know how.

Unix/linux is case sensitive, so we recommend your directory name be in all lower case letters. You can have dashes in your name, but no other characters or spaces besides letters and numbers.

 

How do we get Free Web Site Design Service?

We have a limited number of web site designers who have graciously volunteered their time to create simple, but very professional looking web sites for you at absolutely no charge.  Since their time is on a voluntary basis, requests are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Most requests for web site changes are completed within 72 hours depending on the amount of work required to complete the task.

All requests for changes and the implementation of these changes onto your web site are controlled and approved by your single, designated authorized agent, and catholic-church.org prior to placement on your site. Usually a DEMO site is created whereby you see the final page before it is moved into PRODUCTION.

For new sites, you will be sent the webmasters email address to establish a direct correspondence, where you will be asked to answer specific questions regarding the purpose and "look" that you desire for your web site.

We are also available to provide web design services to existing hosted sites, so whether you are looking for a new site or just a new look to your existing site, our volunteer web designers are eager to serve.


If you are a Web Designer and would like to volunteer your services to support this cause, please send us an email with examples of "production" web sites that you have developed. 


Please see our FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
or If you have any other questions, please email us.

support@catholic-church.org 


 Support us at Catholic-Church.org with your donation!

Copyright 1995-2010. Saint Ambrose Foundation. All Rights Reserved.