At the heart of St. John Bosco is a commitment to build a community where faith is formed and leaders are born. To accomplish this, we focus on the lifelong development of the whole child, including spiritual, moral, intellectual, physical well-being, emotional and social growth.
Fr. Bob Binta is from Uganda, born and raised near the “Mountains of the Moon” in Rwenzori. Praying the Rosary each night with his 12 siblings, his late parents were a source of inspiration, motivating him to enter the seminary at age 14. In 1991, he celebrated his Holy Orders with degrees in Philosophy and Sacred Theology. His home diocese sent him to the University of Notre Dame where he obtained a master’s degree in business administration. He returned to Uganda in 1996 and served as the financial administrator for the diocese. Four years later, he was appointed to be the financial administrator of the Uganda Bishops’ Conference. About 7 years ago he requested to be sent to the Diocese of Phoenix. “I wanted to be in a parish and exercise my priestly ministry,” he said. Until July of this year, Fr. Bob served as the Associate Pastor for St. Paul’s in Phoenix.
We are incredibly honored to welcome Mrs. Anita Petitti as our Principal!
Born and raised in Canton, Ohio she moved to Arizona with her husband where they raised their son, and made Phoenix their home. She has Masters Degrees in Educational leadership (NAU) and Family and Human Development (ASU) and more than 20 years of experience as a school administrator in the Diocese of Phoenix. Mrs. Petitti has been a teacher, counselor, Assistant Principal and served on the Crisis Flight Team for the Diocese of Phoenix since it’s inception. She has extensive experience in school accreditation and received the NCA Circle of Excellence Award for her outstanding leadership and service to Schools in Arizona.
Mrs. Petitti is committed to Catholic Schools and educating the “whole child”. She recognizes that our Catholic Identity is enhanced through the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church and by offering opportunities for our students to experience the importance of service. Mrs. Petitti believes that by providing a challenging academic curriculum paired with faith formation and spiritual growth were are preparing our future Catholic leaders of the world.