Masonic Resources

Below are some excellent resources and links about Freemasonry. If you would like more information about joining our fraternity, please contact us.

Your Friend has Asked You to Read This

Your Friend has Asked You to Read This

WHY YOUR FRIEND ASKED YOU TO READ THIS Your friend is proud of Freemasonry and the fine character of its members. He believes that you have the qualities for Membership and that you deserve the opportunity to know more about it.  The following will explain what...

Leadership Opportunities

Leadership Opportunities

Leadership Opportunities Freemasonry offers its members leadership opportunities at the lodge, District, and Grand Lodge level. As Freemasons progress through the Craft, they discover different aspects of themselves and develop a range of skills that even they might...

Famous Masons

Famous Masons

Abbott, Sir John J.C. – Prime Minister of Canada 1891-92 Abbott, Robert Sengstacke – Founder/publisher “Chicago Defender” Aldrin, Edwin E. “Buzz” – Astronaut – Second man to walk on the moon Allen, Richard – Founder/first bishop AME Church Allende, Salvador –...

Masonic Membership Card

Masonic Membership Card

I hold in my hand a little scrap of paper 21/2 x 31/2 inches in size. It is of no intrinsic worth, not a bond, not a check or receipt for valuables, yet it is my most priceless possession. It is my membership in a Masonic Lodge. It tells me that I have entered into a...

We Meet Upon The Level

We Meet Upon The Level

By: W. Bro. Jay B. McCallum, PM Bernice Lodge No. 239 The rich and poor meet together; the Lord is the maker of them all. - Proverbs 22:2 We are reminded by the Senior Warden, at the close of every meeting, that we as Masons should meet upon the level. As with most...

The Lamb Skin

The Lamb Skin

It is not ornamental, the cost is not great, There are other things far more useful, yet truly I state, Tho of all my possessions, there's none can compare, With that white leather apron, which all Masons wear. As a young lad I wondered just what it all meant, When...

What Makes a Man a Mason?

What Makes a Man a Mason?

WHAT MAKES A MAN A MASON? by: George M. Free What makes a man a Mason, O brother of mine? It isn’t the dueguard, nor is it the sign, It isn’t the jewel which hangs on your breast It isn’t the apron in which you are dressed It isn’t the step, nor the token, nor the...

Trestle Board

#421 on Facebook

Brian Ross
Brian Ross
23:44 05 May 18
Fun group of people to hang out with.
John Crow Dog
John Crow Dog
12:50 08 Aug 18
Wonderful Brotherhood the camaraderie is top-tier
Matt Lackner
Matt Lackner
12:52 02 Oct 20
Nice building and warmly welcomed by my brothers there. Happy that I could help our brothers welcome some friends into our fraternity.
Nathan Weaver
Nathan Weaver
17:10 08 Jul 17
How do I join
Dave Philpott
Dave Philpott
21:46 07 May 21
Masonry seeks to "make good men better". Carmel Masonic Lodge #421 is an excellent representation of what Masonry is all about. If you are interested in joining the Masons, you should ask a Mason about becoming a Mason. Potential members are... required to be male, at least 18 years of age, hold a belief in God, are of good moral character, and have resided in Indiana for at least 6 months. Check? Then you petition (via a member) and can then discover all the "secrets" of Masonry, make a ton of new friends, have a lot of fun, and do some good works for your fraternal brothers and the community!read more