Table Mountain Masonic Lodge No. 124 Paradise, CA

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We are the Freemasons

Freemasonry is a historical and a continuing movement that transcends national, language, ethnic, religious and political boundaries. Freemasonry is a fraternity that has adapted to the circumstances and conditions of each nation and region and continues to adapt as needed. Thus, regular Freemasonry has many forms. However, all members, everywhere in the world, share the powerful belief that good men of faith, freely acting together as brothers, with tolerance and respect, and in accordance with sound ethics and virtues, can create and sustain positive social change and self-improvement.

To accomplish these honorable goals, Freemasonry everywhere limits its membership to men who voluntarily and without coercion come to the fraternity sincerely seeking self-improvement and new opportunities to contribute to society. Members are provided guidance and symbolic tools to help them discipline their passions, moderate their behaviors, advance their understanding and expand their minds. Members also receive instruction on moral, ethical and scientific principles which encourages the development of good habits and good citizenship.

Through fellowship, members are provided examples of good behavior and of knowledgeable and logical thinkers. When members are faced with personal challenges, the brothers of the fraternity are there to advise, assist and even offer relief if it is within their power. The fraternity strives to assist public schools, communities and charitable organizations without fanfare and without thought of personal or organizational gain.

Freemasonry adapts and therefore has remained relevant throughout the ages and in all lands, and its core message is as powerful today as it was in the past.

Table Mountain Masonic Lodge
Paradisefreemasons@gmail.com or (530)877-7852
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The Mission of Table Mountain Masonic Lodge, Paradise, California

Our Mission is fourfold:

  1. To help good men become better men through the practice of Freemasonry’s principles and ethics.      .
  2. To assist and provide relief to our members, our members’ family and those of the greater Masonic community in need of support and assistance.
  3. To support our public schools and local charitable organizations, and in general contribute to efforts to alleviate the suffering of those in need.
  4. We seek to advance and spread Masonic principles and ethics throughout our local communities by being examples worthy of emulation by the general public.

 

 

 

 

 

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Membership Requirements

Membership standards that we strictly enforce:

To join us, there is no requirement to be related to any Mason. Any man meeting our standards my apply for membership and received the degrees (learning experiences). Interested men must voluntarily and without coercion come to us sincerely seeking knowledge, self-improvement and fellowship. Masons are free to share information about their lodge and Freemasonry, but we never specifically invite anyone to join. However, if a man shows an interest in possibly joining, then we will provide him the application and answer any questions that he or his spouse might have. There is no requirement for a candidate to belong to any specific religion or church. However, a candidate must believe in God, specifically a God that responds to prayer. Also, a candidate must believe in the possibility of a spiritual life after death. No atheist or deist can ever be made a Mason. A candidate must be at least 18 years of age and be of sound mind. There must be no evidence or record of moral turpitude. A criminal records check is conducted on all candidates. An applicant must complete an application form (called a petition) and pay a small fee to cover the cost of his investigation and ceremonies. If he is not accepted into the fraternity then all his money will be immediately returned.

Our Masonic Values, Principles and Standards of Expected Conduct

Faith and trust in God (by whatever name or term you wish to use to describe him). Brotherly love, relief, and truth. The cardinal virtues of Temperance, Fortitude, Prudence and Justice. The theological virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity. Knowledge and respect of the Seven Liberal Arts and Sciences (Grammar, Rhetoric, Logic, Math, Geometry, Music and Astronomy). Knowledge and understanding of your Holy book (whatever it may be). Fidelity and Honor, and that a man has a responsibility to behave honorably in everything he does. Public education. Care of the widows and orphans. Public service. Continuous intellectual growth and lifelong self-improvement. Patriotism and good citizenship.

 

The Path to Becoming a Freemason

If you are a man interested in possibly becoming a Mason, or just learning more about Freemasonry you should contact a local Masonic lodge. If you are within reasonable driving distance of Paradise CA, contact us (Table Mountain Masonic Lodge) at: Email: ParadiseFreemasons@gmail.com  or phone (530) 877-7852 .   .

The first step is for you to meet and talk with one or more of our brothers. We would like you to tour our lodge building and if possible, attend one of our luncheons. We want you to have the opportunity to meet the brothers and ask any questions that you have or may have. We also want our brothers to have the opportunity to meet you. If you have a spouse or significant other, please feel free to bring her. She too should feel comfortable with the lodge and Freemasonry in general.

If after meeting with us and getting your questions answered, you then feel you would like to join Freemasonry, then tell us and we will provide you with an application. You must complete the application and return it to us with the small initiation fee. At our next monthly business meeting your application will be read to the assembled lodge members, and then three brothers will be assigned to individually interview you. Also, a criminal records background check will be performed at that time. After the records check and after positive reports from the brothers that interviewed you, your application will be formally voted on by the assembled brothers at the next monthly business meeting.

Once your application is voted upon, you will be scheduled for your initiation.  There are three educational learning experiences and proficiencies, which we call degrees, that you must complete to become a Master Mason and receive the full rights and benefits of our ancient and honorable worldwide fraternity. The degrees are Entered Apprentice, Fellowcraft and lastly Master Mason.

The degree ceremonies are ancient, beautiful, profound and filled with symbolism. Initiates are often deeply moved and profoundly affected by each degree. Each ceremony is presented by a team of brothers that have long practiced to perfect the experiences, lessons and lectures of each degree.

We are called Freemasons or the Craft because the foundations of our fraternity were laid by our predecessors, the ancient architects, stone masons and other artisans that built the great temples and monuments of the ancient world. As such, we symbolically refer to their tools to teach practical and philosophical lessons that guide good men in becoming better men.

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Table Mountain Masonic Lodge Calendar of Events

June 4, Saturday, Stated Meeting starting at 2 pm. Lunch at 1 pm.

June 25, Saturday, 1st Degree starting at 2 pm

July 2, Saturday, Stated Meeting starting at 2 pm. Lunch at 1 pm.

July 8, Friday, Grand Lodge corner stone laying at the Chico VA clinic, at 3pm.

July 10, Sunday, Grand Master’s Unity Day picnic starting at 11am at the Woodson Bridge State Recreation Area.

July 16, Saturday, Lodge Workday, 1 pm

July 23, Saturday, 3rd degree starting at 2 pm

Aug 6, Saturday, Stated Meeting starting at 2 pm. Lunch at 1 pm.

Aug 20, Saturday, possible 2nd degree starting at 2 pm.

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