A team of 200 priests comment on daily Gospel
What is evangeli.net?
"Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature through internet"
(Saint John Paul II; cf. Mk 16:15)
Since 2003, the mission of evangeli.net is to send the Gospel by internet to all parts of the world, for helping the development of humankind:
evangeli.net offers 3 services:
Contemplating today’s Gospel: We edit the Gospel of today’s Mass, along with a short meditation (˜300 words).
Master·evangeli.net: We edit a fragment of the Gospel of today’s Mass, along with very brief theological commentary (˜150 words).
Today’s Gospel for the family: we edit a fragment of the Gospel of each daily Mass, along with a drawing related to the text and a brief catechetical comment. (˜80 words). The child repeatedly appearing in the scenes of "Today’s Gospel for the family" represents our will to participate in Jesus’ life, while witnessing His deeds and miracles and being with Him from His birth until His death and resurrection.
The commentaries/homilies have been written by an international team with more than 200 clergymen (bishops, priests and deacons), whether secular or religious.
Users requesting it, receive for free by e-mail the daily service Contemplating today’s Gospel and/or Master·evangeli.net. Each service has its own subscription process (it only requires one e-mail with specified preferences).
evangeli.net is offered in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Catalan and Polish. Other eventual languages will be gradually incorporated.
The only source of funding for evangeli.net are the donations. Its management is managed by the Cultural Association M & M Euroeditors, a non-profit entity whose objective is to ensure the transparency of the service and the appropriate use of these donations.
To better understand how the economic resources of evangeli.net are used, we answer a series of key questions:
How is evangeli.net kept? With "voluntary arms" and "voluntary money". We do not charge for our service or admit advertising revenue.
What are "voluntary arms"? They are the voluntary collaborators, distributed all over the World, who form the evangeli.net team. About 200 priests who write the comments and almost 100 people who deal with translations, promotion, attention to users, etc.
What is "voluntary money"? They are the donations, which we assemble in:
- Subscribers and users donations that reach us through the different platforms that we make available to donors.
- The contributions of a group of patrons committed to evangeli.net, who donate money and other resources, mainly technological, to ensure the quality of the service.
What proportion of money does each part contribute with? Currently, 60% comes through voluntary donations. The patronage financing means 40% of the amount needed for the maintenance of the service.
How much does evangeli.net need each month to survive? The current budget for the maintenance of evangeli.net is € 2,500 per month.
What expenses do these € 2,500 monthly cover? We allocate 100% of the money that comes to evangeli.net to cover a budget that we share in three areas:
- The Technological Area, which is responsible for the maintenance of the web, plus sending 300,000 mails a day to subscribers and a semi-professional computer service that attends to incidents and programming. The cost is 900 € per month.
- The General Coordination Area, which includes the administrative management and supervision of the team of collaborators. The cost is € 1,200 per month.
- Currently we spend € 400 a month to produce the service Today’s Gospel for the family.
Is it high the technological cost of evangeli.net? The necessary expenses for the maintenance of the web and the sending of more than 100 million e-mails per year are certainly expensive. On the other hand, webcasting is the most economical and most widely available system, and our programming costs are low, thanks also to the generosity of our suppliers.
Can this cost be reduced? As soon as the production of Today’s Gospel for the family is finished and the service is consolidated, the monthly budget will be reduced. On the other hand, we understand that the technological cost is an expense linked to the increase of diffusion and, thanks to God, this is constantly growing.