Pastor since 2013, Fr. Bob inspires our students with his message of joy, hope and compassion.
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 10 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.