To create a brotherhood among its members. The primary focus of the Lodge is the development of its members. The Lodge will participate in community activities that are in its best interest as recommended by the board of trustees and with the consent of the brethren. The Lodge will follow Grand Lodge directives and participate in Grand Lodge programs.
Our goal should be to be better men every time we walk out of lodge than when we walked in. We need to encourage others to do the same with examples. We need to question ourselves: Are we making a difference: in our families, in our profession, with our brothers, with our friends, in our churches, and in our communities?
In the second chapter of the Book of James we read: (22) You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did. (23) And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,” and he was called God’s friend. (24) You see that a person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone.
You demonstrate your support for the Lodge by not only attending dinners, stated meetings, degree work, but more importantly by participating in committees and teams to support the long-term management of the Lodge. Even if you cannot regularly attend Lodge meetings, we would like to know how you might contribute.
Our Lodge seeks men with good spiritual values who seek friendships and fellowship with men of similar values. When you join a Lodge, you do not simply become a member, you become an important part of the Lodge if you are active and involved.
Many Masons are active their entire lives. Active Masons can be a part of a Lodge on a local level, be involved with other Lodges in their area, and with Masons throughout their state. The York Rite and Scottish Rite of Freemasonry provides greater insight into Freemasonry and involvement with Masons who have an extreme interest in Masonry. Participation in the York Rite, Scottish Rite and Shrine offers higher levels of interactions with your brothers and greater philanthropic activities related to medical research and various hospitals for specific purposes.
Freemasonry also encourages its members to become better family men, more devoted members of their respective churches, and more enlightened citizens. Masonry encourages men to read and study on their own. Initiation through three Degrees or ceremonies gives Masons a firm foundation upon which to grow and learn. If also provides bonding with other men of similar values.
Are you willing to take a big step in your life? Are you willing to challenge yourself to go into a new direction? Do you want to gain a greater understanding of yourself and others? Brothers of our Lodge are here to welcome you if you desire a chance meet other men with good values.
You can find contact information on the “Contact Us” Page of this Website. You can also plan to be at our dinners on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm (except January and February). Members of your family are also welcomed to join us for dinner.
The doors of Freemasonry are open to all good men and true who are bold enough to knock.
The Pope's Declaration on Freemasonry
n 1738, Pope Clement XII declared Freemasonry an excommunicable offense, and the Catholic Church's position hasn't softened much since then. The Vatican this week confirmed its ban on Catholics becoming Freemasons, a secretive and ritualistic society with an estimated 6 million members worldwide. "Active membership in Freemasonry by a member of the faithful is forbidden because of the irreconcilability between Catholic doctrine and Freemasonry," the Vatican's doctrinal office wrote in a Wednesday opinion that was signed by Pope Francis.
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Our response to the Pope's announcement is as follows:
Freemasons are taught to have respect for all religions. We realize that many people in the Catholic Church receive much spiritual enlightenment from the priests, bishops, cardinals, and the Pope. We cannot criticize anyone in the Church.
We do have many members of the Catholic Church within our fraternity. We admit members of many different denominations and religions of good moral character.
We do not solicit membership, those who want to join come to us of their own free will and accord.
I did find a blog on a Catholic website that people of all religions can agree upon. Please click here to read about intercessory prayer.