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Fr. William Nicholas was born in Southern California
He spent a great deal of time visiting the San Francisco Bay Area where some of his family lives.
Ordained by Archbishop William J. Levada for the Archdiocese of San Francisco, CA in June, 2001 after completing studies at St. Patrick's Seminary in Menlo Park, CA. with an M.A. in Theology, a Masters in Divinity (M.Div.) and a Bachelor's in Sacred Theology (S.T.B.). He also recently completed a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Marketing.
He has served as parochial vicar in all three counties of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, beginning in the southern-most parish, and, for his third assignment, in the northernmost. In 2011 he was assigned to serve in the oldest church in San Francisco, Mission Dolores, founded in 1776, attached to which is Mission Dolores Basilica, the first Basilica west of the Mississippi River, declared in 1952 by Pope Pius XII. In the Summer of 2013, he was granted an opportunity to serve in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, where he was born and raised.
During this time he has conducted numerous Adult Faith Formation Classes for the people of his parishes in both Scripture and Liturgy.
The first of these classes led to the writing of a book published by Paulist Press in 2007.
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Topics of the classes he has given include:
In the years since his ordination Fr. Nicholas has also written Scripture Reflections and Guest Commentaries for the Catholic San Francisco, the Newspaper for the San Francisco Archdiocese - available on this web-site.
In January 2007 Fr. Nicholas was invited to participate with eight other priests and the Archbishop of San Francisco to offer three brief reflections for the Daily Mass Readings Podcast, broadcast on the the USCCB web-site that summer.
He has also participated in programs for continuing education of Catholic School teachers and has been invited to be a guest speaker at high school functions. He has conducted Parish Recollections and Missions within his own Archdiocese, in Southern California, and as far away as Chalan Kanoa, Saipan.
Fr. Nicholas was invited to be a speaker at the 2011 and 2012 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress in Anaheim, California, where he spoke on the Old Testament Prophets, the Psalms and Biblical Apocalyptic Literature.
Fr. Nicholas continues to be available for Parish Missions, Evenings of Recollection and Adult Faith Formation.