Father Kazimierz Ligeza
I was born and raised in Poland and come from a very religious family. My father was an organist for many years in his home parish and my mother was a teacher at a local school as well as being actively involved in many ministries in their home parish. I have four brothers and two sisters. One of my brothers, Fr. Jan, is also a priest and currently the pastor of St. Paul’s in Jacksonville, Fl. Like my mother and father, I have a passion for singing and am musically inclined (I play the organ, piano, and guitar).
After graduation from high school, I entered the Seminary in Tarnow, Poland and was ordained to priesthood in 1990. I obtained a Masters in Theology and continued my studies at Pontifical University in Krakow, Poland receiving my License in Social Teaching of the Church and was awarded a Doctorate in Homiletics. Before coming to the United States, I served in the Lord’s vineyard as parochial vicar, pastor, and teacher of religion in several parishes. I came to the United States to study English and Spanish in 2003. Upon completion of these studies, I was directed by God’s mysterious ways to Queen of Peace in 2005 and served as Parochial Vicar until June 2018. As Pastor of Santa Maria del Mar, I look forward to serving our Lord in this gracious and loving community. I hope to continue to actively provide religious services to this parish family for many years to come. God Bless you!