On a cold autumn day, 808 years ago, after hearing a call from God, St. Francis began rebuilding a small church near Assisi, Italy. He begged for stones, building patiently, joyfully, and humbly, brick by brick.
Today, many parishes are in need of repair, not necessarily offline, but online. We would like to help them…byte by byte.
Catholic Web Services was founded in 2012 with a call from the Holy Spirit to help rebuild the Catholic Church on the “digital continent”. Our charter members saw the need for a support system for catholic webmasters that provided both community-based training and technology infrastructure. Like St. Francis, we follow a calling to serve the poor bringing affordable technology in helping heal the “digital divide,” and helping bring the Gospel message to those in need through on-line ministries.
Our mission is to provide online services that aid the poor, connect communities, and care for creation. Our ministry also supports an online community of Catholic webmasters, developers, social network gurus, and content creators who share their knowledge of web development and new media to improve parish, school, and Catholic organization websites. We also have ministries to help the poor and those who do not have access to the internet to give them technology and guidance. Membership to Catholic Web Services will always be free which includes our free e-newsletter and blog. Catholic Web Services also provides parish presentations on good uses of Catholic New Media and family internet safety. Catholic Web Services is incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia as an LLC, and a non-proﬁt organization (we hope to receive our 501(c)3 in the very near future).
Carl Stacy, OFS – Founder / Director of Technology & Operations
Carl has been involved in web development since 1996 serving various startups, small businesses and associations. He founded CS3 Solutions in 2001. His love for the Church and fascination with web development came together in 2010 when the seed for Catholic Web Services was planted. He received his B.A. from the University of Virginia, an M.B.A from James Madison University, and is currently working on a Masters in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Carl is a professed Secular Franciscan.
John Clem, OFS – Director / Media Minister
John has been involved in web design for non-proﬁt organizations for many years and also writes his own Catholic Blog called Call To Holiness. John has a B.S. in Journalism from Radford University, M.S.W. in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a Certiﬁcate in Web Design from Piedmont Virginia Community College. John is a professed member to the Secular Franciscan Order, and is the webmaster for his parish website at Church of the Incarnation in Charlottesville, Virginia. John has attended the Catholic New Media Conferences in 2011, 2012, & 2013, and been able to help bring many new ideas and technologies from the vast network of Catholic New Media producers. John wants to share his knowledge to help Catholic organizations have a better presence in the digital age. John is also available to give presentations about Catholic New Media and Internet Safety to parishes and organizations. John shares the best Catholic social media in his Sweet Tweets every Friday with his friend Lisa Hendey (http://catholicmom.com/) at her Patheos Blog A Good Measure
Please e-mail us with any questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The two patron saints of Catholic Web Services are St. Francis and St. James (The Greater). As Francis was called by God to “Rebuild my Church!,” so too, Catholic Web Services has a calling to help rebuild the digital church. John & Carl are also big fans of the recent movie, The Way, which depicts the famous Catholic pilgrimage in Spain. We too want to show webmasters “the way” to build better and more effective websites using all the latest technologies, and to help in bringing learning and healing on-line ministries to those in need.
Catholic Web Services, LLC
413 Key West Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22911
Phone: (434) 202-4297