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Bishop John Cummins
John Stephen Cummins, a native to Berkeley, was born in 1928 to Irish immigrants. He began to study for the priesthood at St. Joseph’s College in Mountainview, California, graduating in 1949. He attended seminary at St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park, California, graduating in 1953 with an MDiv.
He was ordained in 1953 and began to serve at Mission Dolores Basilica in San Francisco. His brother Bernard also became a priest and would later become superintendent of the schools...