Dear Brethren and Friends,
Let me be the first to welcome you to John Warren Masonic Lodge. Freemasonry is the oldest fraternal organization for men in the world and its traditions can be traced directly to the associations of operative Masons in the times of Solomon. They evolved to being men of great skill, outstanding character, and high ideals, who built the cathedrals, abbeys and castles of the middle ages.
Masons are gentlemen who are dedicated to helping others which in-turn gives them a sense of self-fulfillment. Freemasons ask for nothing but are willing to give what they have. Masonic principles teach the value of relief - or charity - and Freemasons give more than $2 million A DAY, of which more than 70% of these donations support the general public. Among their works are the Shriner Hospitals for Children with 22 sites throughout North America, including a burn center in Boston and an orthopedic facility in Springfield, MA; almost 225 Learning Centers helping children with dyslexia and speech and hearing disorders; the Masonic Youth Child Identification Program (MYCHIP), and the Masonic Angel Foundation, providing modest assistance to children and adults in local communities who do not fit the criteria for usual social-services. Most recently, the Masonic Service Association of North America entered into an agreement with the USO to participate in Operation Phone Home: a campaign to provide United States Military Service Personnel serving overseas with prepaid international phone calling cards. There are numerous other worthy causes and groups that local Lodges contribute to and help in their communities.
If you are a Brother, we hope that you will partake in the spirit and enthusiasm of John Warren Lodge and accept this warm invitation to visit us and attend our regular communications that occur on the second Tuesday of the month from September to June. Each of our regular monthly communications is punctuated by a deliciously catered meal and while advance dinner reservations are advised there is usually enough extra to cover a few visiting Brethren. Your family and guests are also welcome.
If you are not a Brother but would like to become one or get more information on becoming one, please feel free to contact the Lodge at 508-435-4631 or e-mail our Lodge Ambassador
Thank you very much for visiting and I hope you will consider learning more about this great institution called Freemasonry.
, 2013John Warren Lodge, A.F. & A.M.