The first step in the mask-making process is cutting out the materials. Margaret carefully marks out and shears the cloth to create the components to be sewn on her dining room table.
"Our Pastor sent an email out to Amy, Martina and myself about a group of cloistered nuns ... and that set the wheels in motion, thinking 'That's something we can do!'"
The soft inner panels ready for assembly.
Across town, Martina stitches the panels and their elastic bands together at her dining room table.
"So many people had come (for masks), they had none. One woman hadn’t been outside her house in a month and she was like, 'At least now I can go food shopping!' When we came from Ireland, we came with nothing, and we’re blessed. Now it’s time to help."
Each mask comes with a quote from St.Elizabeth Ann Seton: "We know certainly that our God calls us to a holy life. We know that he gives us every grace, every abundant grace; and though we are so weak of ourselves, this grace is able to carry us through every obstacle and difficulty."
"It's like a well oiled machine!" Amy gives a description of how the team organizes the production and distribution of masks and grocery cards.
"This is such an incredible group of people, it's living service in action. I worked for the Dominican nuns for 16 years and they left such an impression on me ... and I knew when I left there, I still had a mission." -Amy
"The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it." -Mother Teresa as quoted by the MOMs.