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Bring an old friend back to Your Lodge in September!
The Grand Master has declared September as "Homecoming Month" for Masonry in Massachusetts and is encouraging lodges to call or send special invitations to brethren who have not attended a meeting recently and to plan a special program for the evening. This is the first initiative under the Grand Master's renewal and reinstatement plan focused on doing a better job of serving our current members. By welcoming Brother back into their lodge and showing them the Fraternity they have missed through their absence we can renew their enthusiasm for Masonry. Each of us can think of a brother we enjoyed seeing at lodge who has not attended for awhile and that we would like to see come back - and maybe that brother is the one we see in the mirror.
"Square And Compasses Day"
In Massachusetts September 24th
Square & Compasses Day
On September 24, 2005, 9 AM to 3 PM, every lodge building in Massachusetts will host an open house and welcome the public to come in and learn more about Masonry. In the weeks leading up to this date the Grand Lodge will be promoting "Square & Compasses Day" by advertising on television, radio, and in newspapers across the state. And every building will be supplies with a banner to display. For this event to be successful we must ensure our buildings are full of men and activity. The new version of "What it Means to be A Mason" will be available to show, but the most effective too for bringing new members into the Craft is one Brother answering the questions of an interested man and explaining the meaningful benefits and value Masonry has had on his life.
Come Aboard The
with Captain Peter Reynolds
Rye Harbor Marina, Rye, NH
We will be leaving Rye Harbor at approximately 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm for a casual cruise around the Isles of Shoals, off the New Hampshire/ Maine coast. Learn the history and tales of mystery surrounding these nine scenic islands and their inhabitants.
Along the way Captain Reynolds will also give all aboard a lesson in the fine art of fishing for lobster.
We are hoping to fill the boat with Masonic Affiliation tickets holders along with the families and show our English Brethren a fine time on the waters of New England.
Cost per adult: $20 per child: $10
Drinks and snacks will be provided.
Joy Mills at (978) 685-8280 or
Steve Corthell at (978) 372-9466
Showtime Fall 2005
Saint Matthew's Lodge is please to announce that we again will be holding a Showtime on September 28, 2005. to start are Masonic year with a bang. Maybe a "Big Bang" as in astronomy. As we will again have Kelly Beatly, editor of Sky and Telescope Magazine as our guest speaker. He has ask us to join him in a trip to the South Pole for a Solar Eclipse.
This Showtime will be held during the week of the 2005 visit of our English Brethren. on September 28, 2005 a Wednesday.
A wonderful Roast Beef dinner will also be part on the evening. So plan to bring your wife or friend and have a great time with your brothers. Donation will be $20.00 per person for
dinner and show.
6:00 pm Dinner
7:30 pm Showtime
For Reservations call any officer or Dick Eldred (978) 475-1391
Dick Bolander (978) 858-9170
Lodge of Qualification
The Past Masters Association of St. Matthew's Lodge has announced that they will hold a Lodge of Qualification on September 19, 2005 in the Masonic apartments of the Andover Masonic Building. Purpose of this meeting is to ascertain the if Elected Brother Richard John Bolander is qualified to preside as Master of St. Matthew's Lodge. Right Worshipful Frederick N. Nowell III will preside in the East assisted by the Past Masters of St. Matthew's Lodge. All Past Masters are invited to attend. A dinner will be served at 6:300 PM followed by the opening of the Lodge at 7:300 PM.
Check here regularly for breaking news.
We now have a new style calendar on our web site. It is a wall style calendar with the entire Masonic year shown. In our listing we will show the meeting dates of all the Lodges in the new 12th Masonic District, and the meeting dates of the 12th Lodge of Instruction. We will show all scheduled visits by the Deputy District Grand Master. And of course all of the important events of St. Matthew's Lodge
The education page has a new name and appearance. It is now call "Search for more light." "A Masons education does not end with the 3rd degree, but should be a continual search for more "Light" throughout his life."
Contents of the Pages include:
Famous Masons - an alphabetic list of over 1,000 famous Masons.
The History of Freemasonry - A book by W. Bro. Albert Gallatin Mackey. The complete book.
Is Masonry a Religion? - Comments by many religious leaders.
A Basic Masonic Education Course - by the Grand Lodge F & AM of California
Books by W. Bro. J.S.M Ward -
"The Entered Apprentice's Handbook"
" The Fellowcraft's Handbook"
" The Master Mason's Handbook"
Books by W. Bro. Carl H. Claudy
" Introduction to Free Masonry 1o"
" Introduction to Free Masonry 2o"
" Introduction to Free Masonry 3o"
Masonic Words Defined
The Ancient Landmarks of Freemasonry
And coming soon, the entire "Mackey's Freemasonry Encyclopedia" and the Regis Poem.
New information is being added to these pages every month. Many published books can be read directly on this site through a link to the Pietre-Stone Review of Freemasonry. The Ancient Landmark of Freemasonry. And Mackey's Freemasonry Encyclopedia, the complete works. Link