Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 7:30 PM: A Regular Communication of Trinity Lodge A.F. & A.M. will be held in the Masonic Apartments at 785 Main Street, Clinton, MA for the despatch of such business as shall regularly come before it.
Officers’ Attire: Tuxedo
Special Communication: Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 11:00am. Entered Apprentice degree. Lunch to follow the first section.
Special Communication: Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 11:00am. Fellowcraft Degree. Lunch to follow the first section.
23rd Masonic District Lodge of Instruction:
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
All Officers and Candidates are required to attend and Members are welcome. Open Lodge: 7:00 pm. Candidate & Officer Instruction: 7:15 pm. Close & Collation to follow. Attire – Business (Coat & Tie)
Officer Instruction: Effective Communication
Host Lodge: Level Lodge
I hope you all had a terrific and Merry Holiday season. Our last communication was an historic one! We had a packed house for dinner and for RW Gregory L. Stahl’s last official visit. It was a great evening of friendship and Brotherly Love. A terrific time of good cheer and great laughs, you missed a great evening if you were not in attendance.
We start off the New Year with degree work commencing on two new candidates. We will hold the Entered Apprentice degree on Saturday, January 7th at 11am and will have lunch between sections. This will give brethren the opportunity to come out to the Lodge that cannot travel at night or have work commitments during the week. We will also hold a Fellowcraft degree on January 28th at the same time of 11am with lunch between sections again. Please come out and support your newest members as they commence their travels toward light.
As of this writing, the Christmas tree sales are brisk and we look to be selling out again this year. I hope to report good results at the January communications with regards to the sales.
Please find enclosed the proposed bylaws change that needs to be discussed at this month’s communication. It is imperative that ALL brethren make it a point to come to this meeting so we can discuss our future as a Lodge, and to let your voice and opinions be heard. We will be taking a vote of the changes in the coming months. Stay tuned and BE involved.
In closing, it is hard to believe that there are just six months left in this Masonic year. We have made great strides in a short time, and I hope it continues into the months ahead. I would really like to see more Brethren come out and be active in the Lodge. I wish you all the best of luck and prosperity in the New Year. May the light of Masonry illuminate your path to greatness.
Wor. Micheal J. Leonard
Master, Trinity Lodge A.F.& A.M.
Please continue to pay your dues in a timely manner. Also, please alert the Secretary to any changes of address, phone or email so we can update our records.
In an effort to reduce the expenses of Trinity Lodge, I have included a form which would allow me to send out the monthly communication via email. Please fill out the enclosed form, sign it and return it to me so that I can add you to the email list.
The application form for a Grand Lodge Scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year is available for download at www.massfreemasonry.org/scholarship You can also access this from the “Scholarships 2014-15” postage stamp on MassMasons.org. Scholarship applications are due on March 1st at the Grand Secretary’s Office. No late submissions will be accepted.
Take a look at page 13 of the Trowel’s Summer 2013 Edition to read my latest article that relates the words and artifacts of today’s modern Freemason to the traditions of the old world as we write the latest chapter in the history of the greatest fraternity.
You can also download a PDF copy here.
As all brothers of the craft know, The Trowel is a quarterly publication for all masons published by the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts. Trinity Lodge has been mentioned in the magazine a number of times, but we wanted to bring two articles to your attention.
The first article was published in the Summer 2010 Edition and it features our Past Master, Worshipful Dale Prentiss. Dale’s story as a former police officer, little league umpire, and long time Mason will no doubt serve as an inspiration. Please click the link above and read his article on page 30… especially if you’d like to know what happens when Wor. Prentiss asks a potential candidate “Did you ever argue with your Little League umpire, or shoot him a dirty look?” Like me, I’m sure this article will bring a smile to your face.
The second article we’d like to share was published in the Winter 2012 Edition. Written by me, Bro. J. Graeme Noseworthy, on Page 19 I share my thoughts on the “The Heartbeat of Freemasonry” and what it is that I truly like about being an Ancient Free and Accepted Mason. Stay tuned because in the Spring 2013 issue, I will expand upon these thoughts in an article entitled “The Greatest Museum.” I think you’ll enjoy it.
Do you have an article you’d like to share? If so, please let us know!