Freemasonry is the oldest, largest, and most esteemed fraternal organization in the world. Since 1818, the Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of Indiana and our entire Hoosier Masonic family have been cornerstones of nearly every Indiana community, large and small. Today, Indiana has 50,000 Masons in almost 400 lodges throughout the state, and we represent men from all walks of life.
A Freemason is a man eager to be part of something bigger than himself, with a reverence for history, compassion in his heart, a desire to serve his fellow man, and a yearning to create a better future. Our fraternity welcomes adult men of every race, religion, income, education, national origin, and opinion, who are of good moral character and profess a belief in a Supreme Being. Through our degrees and ceremonies, the values of Freemasonry are passed from generation to generation, Mason to Mason, in a timeless and tireless effort to make good men better ones, all over the world.
In an age when divisiveness and solitude are dramatically altering society, our mission today remains more vital than ever. Through our universal brotherhood, Masons learn to be better husbands, better fathers, better brothers, and better citizens. By appreciating our differences, we learn to focus on what unites Mankind. For this reason, discussion of divisive topics like religion, politics, and business is not permitted in our lodges. In this way, we continue the centuries-old purpose of our fraternity – to unite men of every country, sect, and opinion, and foster true friendship among those who otherwise would have remained at a perpetual distance.
Every year, in virtually every city and town throughout Indiana and all around the globe, thousands of men join the ranks of Freemasonry. Men of honor and integrity. Of charity and obligation. Each with a vow to be the best they can be.
To be more than just a man. To be a Mason.
More at https://indianafreemasons.com
With more enthusiastic Freemasons joining “#421” – it looks like yet ANOTHER YEAR of continued growth for Carmel Masonic Lodge #421!
Not familiar with Freemasonry? Check out What is Freemasonry? Come and visit us at our lodge before one of our meeting nights (visit Thursday 6pm – 7pm). View our Trestle Board (lodge calendar) for upcoming events.
421 has a reputation as an open, welcoming Masonic lodge. We continue to attract both new members and transfers. Many lodge members, who haven’t been regularly attending lodge, find the friendly and active atmosphere at “421” results in a desire to attend more often, get more involved in degree work, or simply come out and join us at the next fun social. Over the last few years, communication with our members has been greatly improved due to continual improvements with lodge membership services, website, email, and social media outreach operations.
The continued success of our vibrant and active Job’s Daughters (female teens) – the year ahead will again be a “beehive” of positive activities at Carmel 421 – benefiting both its members and the community.
Despite the current challenges with COVID and what obstacles may lie ahead, our lodge is committed to persevering and taking each day one day at a time. On a positive note, we have the year planned out and encourage anyone who has time, to view the Trestleboard for upcoming events.
- *Please note, we follow the Grand Lodge of Indiana's Covid-19 social distancing guidelines at all our lodge events. Masks are required by all, and those who may be sick or at risk, are staying home with many healthy or "at-risk" members and/or guests watching our Masonic Education events online. If you are in good health and do not have significant health risks, consider attending at our lodge and joining our other brothers meeting at the lodge. For more information see Covid-19 News and Updates.
Hamilton County COVID-19 Update 3-21-2022 Great News! Our Lodge trestle-board has been updated to reflect this new change. Degree work and other disclosed, monthly activities will resume, with recommended CDC guidelines. We are beginning to see huge improvements with...