MARBLEHEAD, OH [DOM Communications] – The Annual Respect for Life from the Catholic Churches of Port Clinton and Marblehead, Ohio (ICSJ) Immaculate Conception and St Joseph, held their annual fundraiser September 1, 2021. Archpriest Andrew Bartek, Rector of Holy Assumption Orthodox Church, Marblehead, OH participated in this important cause.
The event raises finds for travel and lodging for the annual Annual March for Life in Washington, DC. The money also assists in paying for local billboards which bring to surface life issues including suicide, euthanasia, drug abuse, pornography, abortion among others topics. The event was held at St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church in Marblehead on September 1. Approximately 150 people attended from the local churches and communities. The main speaker was actress Sarah Hernandez who starred in the movie “Unplanned” (2019) and “Labor Pains” (2009).
The night prior to the event, Fr. Andrew and the Respect for Life Committee hosted Ms. Hernandez for dinner at a local restaurant. That evening, guests were invited by Fr. Andrew to tour Holy Assumption Orthodox Church where they discussed the history of the parish and Orthodoxy.
Fr. Andrew invited all of his guest to return in 2023 for the 125th Anniversary of the parish.