Deacon Jim Konicki continues to seek help to rebuild the Saints Cyril & Methodius National Catholic Church in Perth Amboy.

The church was destroyed on Oct. 28 of last year, according to

Konicki established a fundraiser on, and has raised $515 to date. The goal is $7,5000.

“First, we request your prayers for our people, our diocese, and the entire Church as we face the days ahead,” Konicki says in a statement posted with his campaign on the GoFundMe site. “May our dear Lord console our grief and give us the grace of His strength. We also ask your generosity in assisting us to rebuild.”

The three-alarm fire began around 1 a.m., and destroyed the church, but didn’t impact any of the surrounding homes, according to

The money was donated by 11 people in the last two months. One person from Chicago donated $25 after reading about the tragedy in his church bulletin.

The church was located at 598 Jacques Street. It has a high Peruvian population, and was set to look to other Peruvian communities for help as well, according to

To donate to the campaign, click here.

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