Auxiliary Bishop
William J. Justice

Coat of Arms - Bishop Justice

Auxiliary Bishop William J. Justice

Bishop Justice was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1942 and moved with his family in 1946 to San Mateo, California. He graduated from St. Gregory Elementary School and Junipero Serra High School. He graduated from St. Patrick Seminary in 1968 with a master’s degree in divinity and 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 Parish, All Souls Parish in South San Francisco, St. Paul Parish in San Francisco, and St. Timothy Parish in San Mateo. In 1980, he received a Masters in Applied Spirituality from the University of San Francisco. He also served at the Chancery as director of the Permanent Diaconate, and head of Pastoral Ministry for the Archdiocese of San Francisco, while in residence at Saint Kevin Parish, 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, 2008, he was ordained a bishop at St. Mary's Cathedral by Archbishop George H. Niederauer.

Forms for Sacramental Ministry for Bishop Justice

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Chronology of Significant Events

Date of Birth: May 8, 1942, Lawrence, Massachusetts
Ordained a Priest: May 17, 1968 at St. Matthew’s Church, San Mateo
Named Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of San Francisco and Titular Bishop of Matara de Proconsolari: April 10, 2008 by Pope Benedict XVI
Ordained Bishop: May 28, 2008 by Archbishop George Niederauer at Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption

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