“You have joined the sacred order of the Stonecutters, who since ancient times have split the rocks of ignorance that obscure the light of knowledge and truth,” booms Patrick Stewart’s cartoon character, Number One, master of the secret fraternal lodge that Homer Simpson is being initiated into.
They say that you can measure your success as a parent by the success of your children. And by that standard, I’m proud to say I’ve been an exceedingly successful dad.
It’s well established that Masonry provides fathers and sons with a bond that’s often passed down multiple generations, providing both a literal and spiritual link across the ages. And yet, the lessons of Freemasonry aren’t confined to a paternal lineage. In fact, for some, they take their full bloom when applied to the complex, delicate, and profound connection between a father and daughter.
It’s hard to imagine that 100 years ago, when she first launched the Order of Job’s Daughters, Ethel Wead Mick could have conceived of Sheryl Sandberg’s “lean in” mantra. Or of hashtags like #GirlBoss and #MeToo. Yet for the millions of “Jobies” that have come through the organization over the past century, the concept of young women as self-actualized, empowered, and equipped to thrive in the classroom and the boardroom is anything but new.
The Hiram Award presentation to honor Brother James R. Forster II starts at 5:30 p.m, and the dinner is free to all veterans, active servicemen and women and one guest of their choosing. At the dinner, we are going to honor all veterans and military personnel by presenting them with small gifts of appreciation.
The officers of Consuelo Lodge No. 325 will be conferring the second degree of Masonry on Monday, Nov 2nd, 2019 at the Escondido Masonic Center.
The officers of Consuelo Lodge No. 325 will be conferring the first degree of Masonry on Monday, August 19th, 2019 at the Escondido Masonic Center. The gavel drops at 6:30pm; the dress code for the evening is business casual with white collared shirts (or polo), slacks, and dress shoes. No coats or ties. All regular […]
California masons’ partnership with raising a reader has brought crucial literacy training to nearly 600 classrooms – and we’re not close to done yet!
Last Sunday, October 21, Most Worshipful Brother Stuart A. Wright was installed as grand master of Masons in California. We look forward to a year of growth and prosperity under his leadership, inspired by his theme: “Freemasonry… the difference is you.”
If you’ve been seeking an excuse to see the country, there’s no better time than the present. The lens of Freemasonry offers a fascinating perspective!
The Brethren continued to support our Youth Groups, again your Master, Brothers and families attended Job’s Daughter, Rainbow Girls and DeMolay meetings in April. Please come and support these fine youth organizations.
The Brethren continued to support our Youth Groups, again your Master, several Brothers and families attended Job’s Daughter, Rainbow Girls and De- Molay meetings. We need you there! Thank you to all Consuelo Brothers and Families attending the DeMolay Officer Installation. The installation was well done and interesting.
This $2500 scholarship is being offered to the 2018 graduating seniors from the Escondido Union High School District; Escondido High School, Orange Glen High School, San Pasqual High School, Del Lago Academy, and Valley High School.
My Brothers, thank you for the opportunity to enter your service for 2018. I am both excited at the possibilities and humbled by the magnitude of the responsibilities as Master.
My Brothers, the end times are here! Well, for me as Master of the Lodge, that is… Elections are upon us at this upcoming Stated Meeting on November 16th. Make sure you attend and support my successor, Brother Ross Douglas for Master in 2018, and all the other officers as they advance or are appointed!
When the pressures of recession
Make us concentrate on greed,
Take heed, a Worthy Mason
Cares about another’s needs.
This month I thought I’d share an interesting thing that has happened to me TWICE this year… wherever I go I’m wearing something that identifies me as a Master Mason. Whether it’s a shirt or my usual go-to, a hat, I make it clear that I’m a Mason.
As we approach the “Dark” month of August and begin to close out this year, I humbly look back and reflect on some great candidates and some even greater ritual! The officers line has really answered the call to excellence and I sincerely hope to see more of you in attendance as we finish up the ritual work for the remainder of the year! I am happy to announce that Brother Jim Forster was chosen as our Mason of the Year!
This month I will offer for your contemplation this old poem by Brother Bruce H. Hunt.