Pierre DuMaine

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His Excellency, The Most Reverend
Roland Pierre DuMaine
Bishop Emeritus of San José in California
Diocese San Jose, California
Installed January 27, 1981
Term ended November 27, 1999
Predecessor New Creation
Successor Patrick Joseph McGrath
Ordination June 15, 1957
Consecration June 29, 1978
Personal details
Birth name Roland Pierre DuMaine
Born (1931-08-02) August 2, 1931 (age 85)
Paducah, Kentucky Kentucky
Denomination Roman Catholic
Alma mater Catholic University of America
Saint Patrick Seminary, Menlo Park

Roland Pierre DuMaine (born August 2, 1931) is an American Roman Catholic bishop.[1] He was the Bishop of San José in California for the first 18 years of the diocese. DuMaine attended St. Joseph College, Mountain View, California, and St. Patrick Seminary in Menlo Park, California. He was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of San Francisco on June 15, 1957. DuMaine earned his doctorate in education at The Catholic University of America in 1961 where he served as Assistant Professor until 1963.

From 1963 through 1965 DuMaine taught at Junípero Serra High School in San Mateo. He then served as Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of San Francisco from 1965 to 1978. He was named Prelate of Honor on July 18, 1972.

Styles of
Pierre DuMaine
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Reference style The Most Reverend
Spoken style Your Excellency
Religious style Monsignor
Posthumous style not applicable

He was named an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of San Francisco and consecrated in San Francisco, California on June 29, 1978. He was the founding Director of Catholic Television Network in Menlo Park from 1978 to 1981. On January 27, 1981, DuMaine was named by Pope John Paul II the first bishop of the new Diocese of San Jose, where he was installed officially on March 18, 1981. His request to retire was accepted by the pope on November 27, 1999.

After retirement DuMaine remained active in national Bishops' Committees for Science and Human Values and for Women in Society and the Church. He participated in dialogues and conferences on Science and Religion, and taught in Religious Studies Departments of Stanford University and Santa Clara University. Santa Clara appointed him Presidential Professor of Catholic Theology.


  1. ^ "Roland Pierre DuMaine". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved May 6, 2010. 
Religious titles
Preceded by
New creation
Bishop of San José in California
Succeeded by
Patrick Joseph McGrath