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On behalf of the Most Worshipful Grand Master of Masons in Massachusetts, welcome to the website of the 14th District!
Whether you're interested in our ancient and honorable fraternity or a member looking for information we welcome you.
Our district is composed of 8 vibrant lodges each dedicated to improving ourselves and the communities we live in through genuine fraternalism, relief to those in distress, education and leadership.
This website provides convenient links to our constituent lodges in order to provide detail of their upcoming activities. If you are a brother Mason planning to be in our area, please consider visiting one of our lodges while you are here. You will find that you will be warmly received!
If you are not yet a Freemason and are interested in learning how to become one, please also make use of this website in order to find the contacts for the lodge in your community. Any of our lodges will be eager to answer your questions. For further information on Freemasonry in Massachusetts, please see the links which will connect you to the websites of our Grand Lodge.
Thank you for your interest!
Rt. Wor. Douglas J. Ellis
District Deputy Grand Master
14th Masonic District
Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts
This is the Fall 2013 Official visitation schedule of the DDGM. Take due notice.
- Sept 9 Simon W. Robinson
- Oct 14 Caleb Butler
- Oct 9 Washington
- Oct 22 Joseph Warren-Soley
- Oct 28 Tahattawan
- November 11 Corinthian
- November 12 Simonds
- November 19 Frank W. Thompson
Receptions are at 7:45 and Visits are at 8:00PM
Joining with Masonic lodges across the Commonwealth, Freemasons meeting in the 14th Masonic District (Ayer, Bedford, Burlington, Concord, Lexington, Lincoln and Littleton), will open their doors to the public on Saturday, April 6th, between 9 am and 3 pm, as part of the 2013 Spring Open House, a state-wide celebration of Freemasonry. If you’ve ever wondered who the Freemasons are, whether they are the descendants of the Knights Templars, or what the inside of their building looks like, here’s your chance to find out.
More than 230 lodges will be hosting Open Houses to help the public gain a better understanding of what Freemasonry is, and the positive impact that is has on its members, their families, and community. Members will provide tours of their building, talk about Freemasonry’s history, discuss its rituals, signs, and symbols, and explain what they do
“The 2013 Spring Open House is a great opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about Freemasonry to meet and talk with Masons in their community,” said Richard J. Stewart, Grand Master of Masons in Massachusetts and the presiding officer of 35,000 members. “Although many have heard of us, very few are aware that for over 275 years we have been part of an unbroken tradition of great men who have changed our world in ways both big and small. Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Thurgood Marshall, and John Glenn, for example, all joined the Masons prior to achieving the greatness we recognize them for. There are countless other great men, whose names are not widely known, that made their families, workplaces, and communities better because they were Masons. I warmly invite the public to join us on April 6th.”
Freemasons trace their roots to the stonemason guilds that built Europe’s cathedrals and castles during the early part of the last millennium. As construction of these buildings declined, they began accepting members from outside their trade. These new members, influenced by the “Age of Enlightenment,” transformed the organization from a group for builders to one focused on developing the character of its members. Freemasonry was formally organized in London, England in 1717. In 1733 it was formally organized in Massachusetts, making it the oldest Masonic group in the Western Hemisphere and the third oldest in the world. In 2008, Massachusetts Freemasons celebrated their 275th Anniversary.
Freemasonry, the world’s oldest and largest fraternity, seeks to bring together men of every country, religion, race, background, and opinion and develop the bonds of friendship between them. Through a large variety of North American Masonic philanthropies, approximately $3,000,000 is given to charity every day, 70% of which benefits the general public. During its initiation ceremony, which uses symbolism and allegory, its members are encouraged to value principles, ethics, and morality and to live their lives accordingly. By “making good men better,” Freemasonry positively benefits its members, families and communities. Freemasonry in Massachusetts is comprised of 35,000 members and more than 230 lodges throughout the Commonwealth. For additional information, please call 800.882.1020, or visit askafreemason.org.
The spring 2013 Fraternal visit schedule for the DDGM is as follows. Reception at 7:45pm, official visit begins at 8pm.
|2/11||Caleb Butler, Corinthian, Simon W. Robinson (tri-lodge)|
|2/19||Frank W. Thompson|
September 13, 2010 Wor. Geoffrey Kromer, Past Master of Caleb Butler Lodge was awarded the Joseph Warren Distinguished Service Award at the hand of Rt. Wor. Kenneth W. Pfeiffer, District Deputy Grand Master. Wor. Bro. Kromer is currently District Deputy Grand Marshal.
Kenneth W. Pfeiffer, District Deputy Grand Master and
Beth Ann Ray, Deputy Grand Matron, OES - Massachusetts
Cordially Invite You to the 2010 Murder Mystery Dinner
“A Deadly Briefcase” Performed by New Hampshire's premier production company.
October 23, 2010 Radisson Hotel Route 110 and 495 Chelmsford, MA
6:30 Social Hour w/piano - - - 7:30 Meal and Show
$50 Single / $100 Couple / $485 Table of Ten
Join members of the 14th District and the Order of Eastern Star for an evening of fellowship, fraternity, food, fun and dinner theater all proceeds after expenses will benefit the Grand Lodge Education Fund and Eastern Star Benevolences
Please order your tickets via email firstname.lastname@example.org or
directly online by visiting http://www.district14masons.org/mysterydinnertickets
This is the Fall 2010 Official visitation schedule of the DDGM. Take due notice.
Sept 13 Caleb Butler
Sept 27 Tahattawan
Oct 11 Simon W. Robinson
Oct 13 Washington
Oct 26 Joseph Warren-Soley
November 8 Corinthian
November 9 Simonds
November 16 Frank W. Thompson
Receptions are at 7:45 and Visits are at 8:00PM
The 2010 visitation schedule for the District Deputy Grand Master is now available.
|Frank W. Thompson||January 19th|
|Tri-Lodge, Concord||February 8th|
|Joseph Warren-Soley||February 23rd|
|Caleb Butler||September 13th|
|Simon W. Robinson||October 11th|
|Joseph Warren-Soley||October 26th|
|Frank W. Thompson||Novermber 16th|
The First Fraternal Visit of District Deputy Grand Master Right Worshipful Kenneth W. Pfeiffer was held at Frank W. Thompson Lodge in Bedford on January 19. Accompanying him on his suite were over 60 distinguished masons from various lodges in New England. Bro. J. Grant Pfeiffer, the son of Rt. Wor. Pfeiffer, presented him to Wor. Leo M. Kenan, the Master of Frank W. Thompson at 8:01PM.
Guests who offered their remarks that evening included Rt. Wor. Jay A. Jolicoer, Deputy Grand Master and Rt. Wor. Paul Perkins, Senior Grand Warden of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Massachusetts.
A ham dinner served to over 100 preceded the visit and a collation followed the closing of the lodge at 8:50PM.