Bishop William Justice
Bishop William J. Justice was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1942 and moved with his family in 1946 to San Mateo, where he graduated from St. Gregory Elementary School and Junipero Serra High School. He graduated from St. Patrick Seminary and University in 1968 with a master’s degree in divinity. He was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Joseph T. McGucken on May 17, 1968.
As a young priest of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, Bishop Justice served as parochial vicar at St. John the Evangelist and St. Paul in San Francisco, and All Souls in South San Francisco. He also served at the Chancery as director of the Permanent Diaconate, vicar for Spanish-speaking, and head of Pastoral Ministry for the Archdiocese of San Francisco.
In July 1985, Bishop Justice was named pastor at St. Peter parish in San Francisco, and six years later he became pastor of All Souls Parish in South San Francisco. In July, 2003, he became pastor of Mission Dolores Parish in San Francisco. In March, 2007, he was appointed vicar for clergy for the Archdiocese of San Francisco. On April 10, 2008, he was named an auxiliary bishop by Pope Benedict XVI. On May 28 he was ordained a bishop at St. Mary’s Cathedral by Archbishop George H. Niederauer.
About Auxiliary Bishop Justice
Date of birth: May 8, 1942
Place of birth: Lawrence MA
Ordained to the priesthood: May 17, 1968 at St. Matthew’s Church, San Mateo
Named auxiliary bishop: April 10, 2008 by Pope Benedict XVI
Episcopal ordination: May 28, 2008 at St. Mary’s Cathedral