NATALYA AND JAVIER GOMEZ
Javier Gomez, an Islander and graduate of Coronado High School, has been married to his “partner in crime," Martina Gomez, for 20 years. Javier says that in every great man there is a great woman, and without her support, he does not know where he would be today.
Together they are proud parents of SHPS 5th grader, Angel; Sacred Heart graduate Javier Jr., who now attends UC Merced on scholarship; and Natalya, who was an SHPS “nine-year wonder" and currently attends Coronado High School. For the last 12 years, Javier coached soccer, volleyball, and flag football, and is known to his kids as “Coach Gomez.” Javier has run the audiovisual for the school's talent and art shows and has volunteered countless times for Sacred Heart----including being a magician, volunteering for the sleep-depriving overnight retreat, flipping patties and hot dogs for back-to-school barbecues, and even getting himself inside Sacred Heart’s first-ever-dunk tank! Together with his family, they created and were the first organizers of Movie Night, the Christmas float and the award-winning Independence Day float. Javier is also a member of the Fourth of July Committee and a director at the Coronado Lawn Bowling Club. In addition, He recently created a charity lawn-bowling tournament in which Sacred Heart participated and won $1,000 for Missionary Childhood Association.
It is quite possible to spot a member of the Gomez family running around Coronado---literally and figuratively. Natalya, a CHS sophomore, and her cross country team were the Division Four CIF Champions, going on to the State meet in Fresno where they placed eleventh. When she is not volunteering, focusing on school, helping or playing with her brother, babysitting, tutoring, singing or exploring, she can be spotted running around town---especially as track season approaches. Natalya fell in love with singing when she joined the Sacred Heart Choir in 3rd grade. She enjoyed singing for the art and talent shows, school masses as well as to the members of the Coronado Retirement Village and Sun and Sea Manor. While at Sacred Heart, she participated in Associated Student Council, the Optimist Club Oratorical Contests, was the recipient of the Sylvia Jean Alvarado Scholarship award, The Cathedral High School leadership award and was the Class of 2014 Outstanding Graduate. One of her favorite things is to return and visit all the members of her family at Sacred Heart.
Someone once said that being part of a family means being part of something wonderful; it means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life. Sacred Heart has been a great part of our family, and we are proud to dancing to raise money for a new parish hall that all the children and community members will love just as much as our kids have loved the old one.