Judy Biros is Holy Family’s Director of Worship and Music. A few areas of her ministry as Worship Director involve preparing all of the Parish and school liturgies; overseeing the training and formation of all liturgical ministers including Ministers of Hospitality, Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors and Commentators; and planning the sessions for The Children’s Liturgy of the Word, which she introduced to Holy Family early in her ministry. As Director of Music, Judy directs the Contemporary, Celebration, and Funeral Choirs; plans the music for all Parish and school liturgies; schedules and prepares our parish cantors and accompanists; and works with student cantors and lectors at school liturgies.
Judy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education with a minor in music from the University of Akron. After graduation, she taught first grade in the Akron Public School System and also served as a substitute teacher at Holy Family and Immaculate Heart of Mary. Her post-graduate work was done at the University of Akron, and she completed course work in the Diocese of Cleveland.
Judy began her formal ministry at Holy Family Parish in 1989 as Director of Liturgy. Prior, she was an active volunteer at Holy Family Parish and School. Some of her activities included teaching 7th and 8th grade PSR; teaching and facilitating in the Confirmation program as well as the Confirmation retreats; starting and directing the first Holy Family Vacation Bible School; volunteering as room mother and lunch monitor; and starting the first hot lunch program—a monthly “hot-dog day.” She also taught choir at Walsh Jesuit High School.
Judy’s husband, George, is Holy Family’s principle accompanist, and accompanies all the adult choirs, as well as provides the music for the majority of Holy Family liturgies. Their blended family consists of seven children and 13 grandchildren.