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About Telecare Television
Telecare - The Best in Catholic Television! ® is a not-for-profit, state-of-the-art television and production facility. For more than 40 years, Telecare Television has been dedicated to answering a critical need: to provide millions of viewers with quality, value-oriented Catholic television. Our broadcast schedule airs 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, reaching millions of households.
Our Mission Statement
Telecare - The Best in Catholic Television! ® operates with the mission of spreading God's word through its religious and educational Catholic programming to people of faith wherever they may be. The purpose of Telecare's mission is to bring people of the Catholic faith, indeed all people, closer to God.
Since its inception in 1969, when founded by Monsignor Thomas Hartman of the Diocese of Rockville Centre in NY, Telecare has been dedicated and steadfast in its ministry and in its growth. Humbly beginning as a local diocesan station created to bring the celebration of the Eucharist into Long Island homes, Telecare has now become the foremost source for quality, faith-based television throughout the tri-state area and beyond.
Telecare touches the lives of millions of viewers served by Verizon FIOS and Cablevision. Telecare is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, providing unparalleled, comprehensive Catholic, informative and spiritual programming. For many homebound and hospitalized, Telecare is their only conduit through which to celebrate their faith. Telecare also provides parochial schools with religious educational materials created for every grade level-from kindergarten through 8th grade.
Each year, Telecare's energetic and devoted staff produces over 1,000 original programs hosted by President & CEO, Monsignor Jim Vlaun, along with other venerated priests, rabbis, religious and lay leaders. We appreciate our ever-growing audience, and have now added a Spanish Mass and Latino programming to our lineup. Bridge Building has been embraced by all our viewers; this show introduces our general audience to our Latino neighbors and teaches a short prayer in Spanish at the end of each episode. Telecare also proudly presents a wholesome, educational and entertaining lineup for children, peer-produced/hosted shows for young adults and Everyday Faith Live: a weekly Catholic news program.
In addition to our outstanding shows, the station broadcasts a live daily Mass from St. Agnes Cathedral, daily opportunities to participate in our Holy Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet, and the best programs from the Vatican. Telecare, through its exclusive partnerships, offers its viewers a birds eye view of such historic monumental events as Vatican & Papal happenings; including our Holy Father's recent visits to both the United States and to Israel, World Youth Day, the Right to Life March and special pilgrimages. In 2009, Telecare became the nation's sole media outlet for the annual U.S. Bishop's General Assembly (USCCB), the official leadership body of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States.
For over 40 years, Telecare has been blessed to bring the Love and Teachings of Christ to the general public through television. We have celebrated much growth and success thus far, and we pray that our Heavenly Father will continue to Bestow His Blessings upon our beloved station and our faithful staff.