Last night was a memorable night of fellowship! Contributions were made by Masons new and old. Notable “shout outs” to Mike Williamson, PM for his contributions to the lectures, Rich Arroyo for his fantastic work, and the entire craft for performing their work. Great to see to Charles Sparks, Chuck Thompson, Clayton K Stewart, II, JT Lambuth, and Lucas Yeazel back in the lodge and we are much appreciative for their help. PM’s Neil Anger, Bill Sanders, Rick Hurwitz, and Dave Philpott continue to support the lodge selflessly. Thank you all for your brotherly love and affection!
…needless to say, WM Brandon Schultz is so very proud of his lodge! Last night included all of the parts of fellowship, Masons so fervently exhort!
Before the degree – a truly laudable dinner of fried chicken, mac and cheese, salad and delicious pies was expertly prepared by our Junior Warden Wilfredo Geronimo. Much thanks to Wilfredo’s dutiful stewards (James Buckhorn SS, Phil Gumm JS) who continue to serve selflessly and at a highest levels expected of this importance service.
Thank you to everyone who came. Our three new MM’s now stand with their Masonic journey before them. We could not be luckier to have them in our lodge!
More information about Freemasonry…
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(A Masonic) lodge will perform three degrees (initiation ceremonies) for your education and enjoyment. These ceremonies are very dignified and inspirational. At no time will horseplay or indignities enter into the program. These degrees are very solemn and Masons take the task of making Masons very seriously. After becoming a Master Mason (the third degree of the lodge) you may seek membership in the many other Masonic related groups these are often referred to as appendant bodies.
This process of going through the degrees can be done traditionally in your own lodge with smaller groups that include other candidates entering your lodge just like you. This process would start with the Entered Apprentice degree and then move to the Fellow Craft degree and conclude with the Master Mason degree. This traditional process could take 3-6 months based on the system of the lodge you choose. This process is very rewarding and will help you get to know the brothers at your lodge.
In the last several years we have begun another process called the One Day Class. This process was developed to help compensate for the very busy schedules of modern life. In this situation the Entered Apprentice Degree, Fellow Craft Degree and Master Mason Degree are all taught in one day. You will be watching the process as an exemplar is used to represent all in the room rather than in the traditional format where you are a participant in your own degrees.
Whichever path you choose to becoming a Master Mason when it is complete you will be a Master Mason and can proudly consider yourself a member of the world’s oldest fraternal organization.
There are many more degrees you can take and several different groups you may choose to get involved with as you grow in the fraternity. These are only available to you after becoming a Master Mason.
For more information about Masonry, contact Carmel Masonic Lodge #421 and schedule a talk with a lodge member Mason. There is no pressure to join and you will most certainly come away with a better understanding of why Masonry is so important to the members of Carmel 421. As the lodge is only open for activities a few times a week, it is best to contact us via our email form, or call and leave a message at (317) 846-2346. Just let us know you have an interest in Masonry and wish to talk with a Carmel Lodge member.