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A Catholic Education...

A Catholic education is an act of love. It is an act of love that forms the next generation of Catholics in our faith and tradition; that manifests a parent’s sacrifice and commitment; that results in leaders for our world who serve like Christ himself. At Catholic schools, our high standards create more than successful students. They create faithful leaders educated for excellence and sent to serve. What better gift to give than a Catholic education for your child.
Rev. John Belmonte, S.J., Ph.D.


Rev. John Belmonte, S.J., Ph.D.
Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Diocese of Joliet

B.A. History, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

Baccalaureate, Sacred Theology,  magna cum laude, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy

Licentiate, Sacred Scripture, Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Cambridge, MA

Ph.D., Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Loyola University, Chicago, IL

 John M. Belmonte, S.J. was born in Chicago . . . . (Read Fr. Belmonte’s full bio here)


Back to School Night, Notre Dame Elementary School, August 2011

Astonished at His Teaching, prepared for the St. Francis High School Board Retreat,  January 2012

Lighting the Path to Our Future: Year End Update, January 2012

Deep Waters: Catholic Educators Called to Continue his Mission”  Keynote address, Partners In Mission’s National Advancement Summer Institute for Catholic Schools, June 2012

And his famous Sanguinaccio Recipe

Copies of other presentations are available upon request. Email the Catholic Schools Office at  csosecretary@dioceseofjoliet.org