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Bishop William Justice timeline
December 17th, 2008
By Catholic San Francisco

May 8, 1942:

born to William J. Justice and Ann Vallely Justice, Lawrence, Mass.


Justice Family moves to San Mateo.


Graduates from St. Gregory Elementary School, San Francisco.


Graduates from Junipero Serra High School, San Mateo.


Graduates from St. Joseph’s College, Mountain View.

June 1, 1967:

Ordained a transitional deacon at St. John the Evangelist Parish, San Francisco.

May 1968:

Graduates from St. Patrick’s Seminary with a master’s in divinity degree.

May 17, 1968:

Ordained to priesthood by Archbishop Joseph T. McGucken.

June 11, 1968:

First assignment, parochial vicar, St. John the Evangelist.

July 1, 1970:

Named parochial vicar, All Souls Parish, South San Francisco.

June 1, 1976:

Named parochial vicar, St. Paul Parish, San Francisco.

June 1, 1979:

Named part-time director of permanent diaconate and part-time to ministry to Spanish-speaking.

Jan. 1, 1982:

Appointed Secretary of Pastoral Ministry for Archdiocese.

July 1, 1985:

Named pastor of St. Peter Parish, San Francisco.

July 1, 1991:

Named pastor, All Souls, South San Francisco.

July 1, 2003:

Named pastor, Mission Dolores Parish, San Francisco.

March 1, 2007:

Appointed vicar for clergy for the Archdiocese.

April 10, 2008:

Announcement by Pope Benedict XVI of appointment as titular bishop of Matara di Proconsolare and auxiliary bishop of San Francisco.

May 28, 2008:

Episcopal ordination, 2 p.m., St. Mary’s Cathedral, San Francisco.

From May 23, 2008 Auxiliary Bishop Justice issue of Catholic San Francisco.


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