Texas Lodge No. 46 F.& A.M. of California

Making true friends,
improving yourself, having an impact

What is Freemasonry?

Masonry is the world’s first and largest fraternal organization.  It is guided by the enduring belief that each man has a responsibility to make the world a better place.

For 300 years, Freemasonry has enhanced and strengthened the character of individual men by providing opportunities for fellowship, charity, and the search for truth – within ourselves and the larger world.

In 2019 there were 46,443 Masons in California, belonging to 335 Lodges. Our members represent the entire spectrum of diversity. We welcome men of all faiths, nationalities, and cultures. In fact, Freemasons have championed equality for all Men and were involved in the Freeing of Slaves, via the Underground Railroad.

Freemasons in the United States of America donate $2,600,000. dollars per day to charity, almost a billion dollars annually. The most popularly known charity is the network of 22 Shriner Children hospitals throughout North America, but there are many others. Charity and making the world a better place is one of the key tenants of Freemasonry.

Our Mission and Our Historic Lodge

Welcome to the door of our Masonic Lodge, and thank you for visiting. Texas Lodge No. 46 of California, was founded in 1853 by Masons who immigrated from Texas, drawn to the fertile opportunities available in what was then the recently-organized California Republic, which at the time was only 4 years old, being made a state in 1850 with its capital  at Monterey.

Texas Lodge has been serving as a beacon of brotherhood for friends and fellows ever since those early days in 1853 when the founders came to San Juan Bautista, California.

The Texas Lodge masonic hall building completed in 1869 has been in continuous use since, the original Lodge having never been consolidated with another. The Lodge has enjoyed the great honor of having approximately 500 members in its lengthy 168 year history. Are you one of the future brothers of Texas Lodge?

You have a life story to write, and a life journey to live.  You are able to make your life a SPECTACULAR legacy.  Knock on our door and ENTER to find friends with warm smiles, welcoming hands, and supportive friendship.  We call that “BROTHERHOOD” and we are genuine about it.

LIFE is an individual journey of learning and development that we experience together. Visit our lodge, and help us make each other’s lives EXTRAORDINARY! Application for Degrees

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Rewards of Being a Freemason

Making True Friends

Masonry is a community of men and their families who share similar beliefs and values.

The fraternity finds it important to connect with other men of honor, compassion, love, trust, and knowledge, regardless of their race, color, religious beliefs, political views, sexual orientation, physical ability, citizenship, or national origin.

We are friends and brothers, and are connected through this vital and uplifting organization of moral men.

Improving Ourselves

Our continuing pursuit of truth, knowledge, ethics, and leadership skills makes us better men and brings more meaning to our lives.

Learning the tenets of Freemasonry, paired with being an active part of our community, gives us the opportunity to develop leadership and organizational skills, and builds self-discipline through commitment and self-confidence.

Having an Impact

As a member of the Freemasons, the Grand Lodge of California, and Texas Lodge No. 46, we are a part of a worldwide organization that values tradition, history, and timeless wisdom.

The traditions and core values of our fraternity are meaningful today and will endure for centuries to come due to our direct impact within our community, through our charities, and on a personal level.

How to become a Freemason?

Texas Lodge membership is open to men 18 and older who meet the qualifications and standards of character and intention, and who believe in a Supreme Being.  Men of all ethnic and religious backgrounds are welcome.

One of Freemasonry’s customs is not to solicit members – men must seek membership on their own initiative. Anyone is welcome to request information about the fraternity.

If you are interested in applying for membership to our lodge, now is a good time to start. Please contact us to schedule a visit during an event, or request more information. You can send us an email at sanjuanbautistatxlodge46@gmail.com  It is a journey of a lifetime, you will cherish forever.

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Stated Meeting - Second Saturday 10:00AM. Breakfast @ 9:00AM, since 1854.

September 10, 2022
  • September 10, 2022

    Texas Lodge no.46 Stated Meeting

    September 10, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

    Brethren, 
    The Worshipful Master of Texas Lodge no.46 invites you to our monthly stated meeting, should the length of your cable tow allow. 

    For the brethren to dwell in unity is a wonderful gift, that we hope to share with you each and every month as it has been done each 2nd Saturday of the month, since 1854.

    Agenda:
    Breakfast & Fellowship 9:00AM
    Meeting called to order 10:00AM
    Fellowship often occurs thereafter in the Parlor. 

    Please join us, and dwell in unity with your brothers. 

    We are happy to assist you in getting to and from the lodge if traveling has become difficult for you. Please reach out, and we will see to it that you are able to join us. 

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September 24, 2022
September 28, 2022
  • September 28, 2022

    Texan Family event: Masons for Mitts, Colorado at SF Giants

    September 28, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    We will meet in San Jose and take the CalTrain to SF; details TBA

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October 8, 2022
  • October 8, 2022

    Texas Lodge no.46 Stated Meeting

    October 8, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Brethren, 
    The Worshipful Master of Texas Lodge no.46 invites you to our monthly stated meeting, should the length of your cable tow allow. 

    For the brethren to dwell in unity is a wonderful gift, that we hope to share with you each and every month as it has been done each 2nd Saturday of the month, since 1854.

    Agenda:
    Breakfast & Fellowship 9:00AM
    Meeting called to order 10:00AM
    Fellowship often occurs thereafter in the Parlor. 

    Please join us, and dwell in unity with your brothers. 

    We are happy to assist you in getting to and from the lodge if traveling has become difficult for you. Please reach out, and we will see to it that you are able to join us. 

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October 14, 2022
  • October 14, 2022

    TENTATIVE Family trip to Virginia City and Storey Grave procession

    October 14, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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October 15, 2022
  • October 15, 2022

    TENTATIVE Family trip to Virginia City and Storey Grave procession

    October 15, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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October 16, 2022
  • October 16, 2022

    TENTATIVE Family trip to Virginia City and Storey Grave procession

    October 16, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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October 20, 2022
October 21, 2022
  • October 21, 2022

    GRAND LODGE in SF; Master Masons Only

    October 21, 2022 - October 23, 2022 @ 

    We can travel together on the CalTrain

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October 26, 2022
November 7, 2022
November 12, 2022
  • November 12, 2022

    Texas Lodge no.46 Stated Meeting and Election of 2023 officers

    November 12, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Brethren, 
    The Worshipful Master of Texas Lodge no.46 invites you to our monthly stated meeting, should the length of your cable tow allow. 

    For the brethren to dwell in unity is a wonderful gift, that we hope to share with you each and every month as it has been done each 2nd Saturday of the month, since 1854.

    Agenda:
    Breakfast & Fellowship 9:00AM
    Meeting called to order 10:00AM
    Fellowship often occurs thereafter in the Parlor. 

    Please join us, and dwell in unity with your brothers. 

    We are happy to assist you in getting to and from the lodge if traveling has become difficult for you. Please reach out, and we will see to it that you are able to join us. 

    Save to your calendar

December 10, 2022
  • December 10, 2022

    Texas Lodge no.46 Stated Meeting

    December 10, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Brethren, 
    The Worshipful Master of Texas Lodge no.46 invites you to our monthly stated meeting, should the length of your cable tow allow. 

    For the brethren to dwell in unity is a wonderful gift, that we hope to share with you each and every month as it has been done each 2nd Saturday of the month, since 1854.

    Agenda:
    Breakfast & Fellowship 9:00AM
    Meeting called to order 10:00AM
    Fellowship often occurs thereafter in the Parlor. 

    Please join us, and dwell in unity with your brothers. 

    We are happy to assist you in getting to and from the lodge if traveling has become difficult for you. Please reach out, and we will see to it that you are able to join us. 

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  • December 10, 2022

    TENTATIVE Open Installation of officers and family St. John Christmas Feast

    December 10, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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January 4, 2023
  • January 4, 2023

    TENTATIVE Family Parlor Poker Night

    January 4, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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January 14, 2023
  • January 14, 2023

    Texas Lodge no.46 Stated Meeting

    January 14, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Brethren, 
    The Worshipful Master of Texas Lodge no.46 invites you to our monthly stated meeting, should the length of your cable tow allow. 

    For the brethren to dwell in unity is a wonderful gift, that we hope to share with you each and every month as it has been done each 2nd Saturday of the month, since 1854.

    Agenda:
    Breakfast & Fellowship 9:00AM
    Meeting called to order 10:00AM
    Fellowship often occurs thereafter in the Parlor. 

    Please join us, and dwell in unity with your brothers. 

    We are happy to assist you in getting to and from the lodge if traveling has become difficult for you. Please reach out, and we will see to it that you are able to join us. 

    Save to your calendar

January 28, 2023
  • January 28, 2023

    TENTATIVE Degree or Practice

    January 28, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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February 11, 2023
  • February 11, 2023

    Texas Lodge no.46 Stated Meeting

    February 11, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Brethren, 
    The Worshipful Master of Texas Lodge no.46 invites you to our monthly stated meeting, should the length of your cable tow allow. 

    For the brethren to dwell in unity is a wonderful gift, that we hope to share with you each and every month as it has been done each 2nd Saturday of the month, since 1854.

    Agenda:
    Breakfast & Fellowship 9:00AM
    Meeting called to order 10:00AM
    Fellowship often occurs thereafter in the Parlor. 

    Please join us, and dwell in unity with your brothers. 

    We are happy to assist you in getting to and from the lodge if traveling has become difficult for you. Please reach out, and we will see to it that you are able to join us. 

    Save to your calendar

February 12, 2023
February 25, 2023
  • February 25, 2023

    TENTATIVE Degree or Practice

    February 25, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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March 11, 2023
  • March 11, 2023

    PAST MASTER FAMILY CELEBRATION & Stated Meeting - PM run the abbreviated meeting and family PM highlights after

    March 11, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

    Brethren, 
    The Worshipful Master of Texas Lodge no.46 invites you to our monthly stated meeting, should the length of your cable tow allow. 

    For the brethren to dwell in unity is a wonderful gift, that we hope to share with you each and every month as it has been done each 2nd Saturday of the month, since 1854.

    Agenda:
    Breakfast & Fellowship 9:00AM
    Meeting called to order 10:00AM
    Fellowship often occurs thereafter in the Parlor. 

    Please join us, and dwell in unity with your brothers. 

    We are happy to assist you in getting to and from the lodge if traveling has become difficult for you. Please reach out, and we will see to it that you are able to join us. 

    Save to your calendar

March 25, 2023
March 30, 2023
April 5, 2023
  • April 5, 2023

    TENTATIVE Family Parlor Poker Night

    April 5, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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April 8, 2023
  • April 8, 2023

    Texas Lodge no.46 Stated Meeting

    April 8, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Brethren, 
    The Worshipful Master of Texas Lodge no.46 invites you to our monthly stated meeting, should the length of your cable tow allow. 

    For the brethren to dwell in unity is a wonderful gift, that we hope to share with you each and every month as it has been done each 2nd Saturday of the month, since 1854.

    Agenda:
    Breakfast & Fellowship 9:00AM
    Meeting called to order 10:00AM
    Fellowship often occurs thereafter in the Parlor. 

    Please join us, and dwell in unity with your brothers. 

    We are happy to assist you in getting to and from the lodge if traveling has become difficult for you. Please reach out, and we will see to it that you are able to join us. 

    Save to your calendar

April 19, 2023
  • April 19, 2023

    TENTATIVE visit to Hannibal Lodge #1, Prince Hall Masons in SF.

    April 19, 2023 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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April 22, 2023
  • April 22, 2023

    TENTATIVE Degree or Practice

    April 22, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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May 13, 2023
  • May 13, 2023

    Texas Lodge no.46 Stated Meeting

    May 13, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Brethren, 
    The Worshipful Master of Texas Lodge no.46 invites you to our monthly stated meeting, should the length of your cable tow allow. 

    For the brethren to dwell in unity is a wonderful gift, that we hope to share with you each and every month as it has been done each 2nd Saturday of the month, since 1854.

    Agenda:
    Breakfast & Fellowship 9:00AM
    Meeting called to order 10:00AM
    Fellowship often occurs thereafter in the Parlor. 

    Please join us, and dwell in unity with your brothers. 

    We are happy to assist you in getting to and from the lodge if traveling has become difficult for you. Please reach out, and we will see to it that you are able to join us. 

    Save to your calendar

May 20, 2023
  • May 20, 2023

    TENTATIVE family BBQ honoring WB Reb Monaco - 50 years Golden Veteran

    May 20, 2023

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June 3, 2023
June 10, 2023
  • June 10, 2023

    Texas Lodge no.46 Stated Meeting

    June 10, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Brethren, 
    The Worshipful Master of Texas Lodge no.46 invites you to our monthly stated meeting, should the length of your cable tow allow. 

    For the brethren to dwell in unity is a wonderful gift, that we hope to share with you each and every month as it has been done each 2nd Saturday of the month, since 1854.

    Agenda:
    Breakfast & Fellowship 9:00AM
    Meeting called to order 10:00AM
    Fellowship often occurs thereafter in the Parlor. 

    Please join us, and dwell in unity with your brothers. 

    We are happy to assist you in getting to and from the lodge if traveling has become difficult for you. Please reach out, and we will see to it that you are able to join us. 

    Save to your calendar

June 24, 2023
July 5, 2023
  • July 5, 2023

    TENTATIVE Family Parlor Poker Night

    July 5, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    Save to your calendar

July 8, 2023
  • July 8, 2023

    Texas Lodge no.46 Stated Meeting

    July 8, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Brethren, 
    The Worshipful Master of Texas Lodge no.46 invites you to our monthly stated meeting, should the length of your cable tow allow. 

    For the brethren to dwell in unity is a wonderful gift, that we hope to share with you each and every month as it has been done each 2nd Saturday of the month, since 1854.

    Agenda:
    Breakfast & Fellowship 9:00AM
    Meeting called to order 10:00AM
    Fellowship often occurs thereafter in the Parlor. 

    Please join us, and dwell in unity with your brothers. 

    We are happy to assist you in getting to and from the lodge if traveling has become difficult for you. Please reach out, and we will see to it that you are able to join us. 

    Save to your calendar

July 22, 2023
August 12, 2023
  • August 12, 2023

    Texas Lodge no.46 Stated Meeting

    August 12, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Brethren, 
    The Worshipful Master of Texas Lodge no.46 invites you to our monthly stated meeting, should the length of your cable tow allow. 

    For the brethren to dwell in unity is a wonderful gift, that we hope to share with you each and every month as it has been done each 2nd Saturday of the month, since 1854.

    Agenda:
    Breakfast & Fellowship 9:00AM
    Meeting called to order 10:00AM
    Fellowship often occurs thereafter in the Parlor. 

    Please join us, and dwell in unity with your brothers. 

    We are happy to assist you in getting to and from the lodge if traveling has become difficult for you. Please reach out, and we will see to it that you are able to join us. 

    Save to your calendar

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Trestleboard, News & History

Stated Meeting Minutes | July 9th 2022

he July Stated Meeting of Texas Lodge no. 46 Free & Accepted Masons of California was held on July 9th 6022AL at San Juan Bautista, California.  A lodge of Entered Apprentice Masons was opened at 10:05AM with the Worshipful Brother Raymond E. Hill IV PM in the East, Brother Kevin Herrick PM in the South, […]

Raising of brother Charles “Chuck Wagon” Baylacq to the sublime degree of Master Mason

On the 30th day of July, in the year 6022 AL, the brethren of Texas Lodge no.46 welcomed Charles “Chuck Wagon” Baylacq, to be the 473rd member of Texas Lodge. The degree was held in unique fashion, leveraging a rare & unique “traveling charter” issued to Texas Lodge in 1854 which allows the Lodge to […]

Learn About Freemasonry Symbols

Maybe you’ve seen the square and compass logo on buildings around town or wondered about the meaning of emblems like the Masonic trowel. What’s the history behind Masonic symbols, and how do they factor into what happens in a lodge?

California Freemason Magazine: Freemasonry in Latin America Now

In this special issue of California Freemason, we take a Masonic road trip south of the border to learn about the long history of Freemasonry in Latin America.

Making a Mason | 1st Degree of Brother Johnstone

A special  Meeting of Texas Lodge no. 46 Free & Accepted Masons of California was held on June 25th 6022 AL, at 402 2nd street in San Juan Bautista, California.  A lodge of Entered Apprentice Masons was opened at 10:20am with the Worshipful Brother Kevin Herrick in the East, Worshipful Brother Rick Bartlett in the […]

“Our Deportment,” a code of manners for refined society by John H. Young A.M.,1881

In society, everybody should receive equal attention, the young as well as the old. A high authority says, “If we wish our young people to grow up self-possessed and at ease, we must early train them in those graces by giving them the same attention and consideration we do those of mature years. If we […]

The American Revolution | Oversimplified

Every now and again I run across something that might be useful to Brethren. This YouTube channel named “oversimplified” is such a gem. It quickly and succinctly summarizes historical events so that they are easily accessible in short and humerous videos. Enjoy! Sincerely, Loren McKechnie Secretary, Texas Lodge no.46 of F.&A.M. of Calfornia  

Discovery Masonry on Freemason.org

Say hello to a series of brand-new web resources for prospects and new members available on freemason.org, the online home of the Masons of California.

Download the Simple Guide to Freemasonry

Discuss your Masonic experience with others easily by downloading the simple guide to Freemasonry and brushing up on the basics.

A Masonic Lodge on the Moon?

Believe it or not, its true. There is a Masonic Lodge upon the Moon, chartered by the Grand Lodge of Texas. Its name is Tranquility Lodge no.2000 If you are interested to learn more, visit the website link. Tranquility Lodge No.2000 The pertinent facts for Masons Looking to Affiliate: Lodge Affiliation costs $100 Dues are […]

May 14th Stated Meeting

Texas Lodge no.46 was opened at 10:00AM on the 2nd degree of Freemasonry, for the purpose of Examination, later to be called down to the first degree, for the conducting of regular business. Proficiency in the 2nd Degree Upon opening of the Lodge, Brother Charles Beylacq recapitulated a nearly perfect Fellowcraft Proficiency. A standing ovation […]

Masons for Mitts

Join our Grandmaster and fellow brethren for an exciting night at Oracle Park for Masons Night, to celebrate the conclusion of the 2022 Northern California Masons4Mitts Campaign and raising over $1,000,000 for the Junior Giants since 2009! Discounted tickets are available for friends and family, while supplies last, for the following game: Colorado Rockies- Wednesday, September […]

Traveling East & Appendant Bodies of Freemasonry

The following Documentary Film is quite good, and expounds on the many questions about Freemasonry as told by Masons. Another interesting video is this “Culture Night 2012, in Dublin Ireland. See below.

Opening the door, how to talk about Freemasonry?

The Grand Lodge of California has released a new guide, to help Freemasons now how to share information about the Brotherhood with non-masons. Please download it HERE:   HOW DID YOU FIRST LEARN about Freemasonry? Was it by stepping into a lodge hall in your town and meeting with members? Was it at a community […]

April 9th Stated Meeting of Texas Lodge

he Stated Meeting of Texas Lodge no.46 F&AM was held on the 2nd Saturday, the 9th day of April,  as it has been done since 1854. The Lodge was opened on the first degree of Masonry, at 10:10am to conduct business. The Officers… Raymond E. Hill IV PM sat in the East. David Driesbach PM […]

Working as Death’s Doormen

These Masons working with death have an intimate familiarity with the other side.

Underwater, Reminders of a Forgotten Masonic Cemetery

A tiny, sandy cove, San Francisco’s Aquatic Park is one of the most reliably sunny spots in town. Yet clues of the city’s distant past are still there.

At a Masonic Cemetery, a Forever Home

Beginning in 1852, Masonic cemeteries have provided a final resting place for some of the most important figures in California’s history. From Shasta to San Diego, they’ve brought Masons together to celebrate, mourn, and pay homage.

For Freemasons, Death is Not the End

The Masonic funeral ceremony is often the first encounter of the craft for outsiders—which is fitting, because the concepts of death, rebirth, and legacy are important elements to Freemasonry.

Texas Lodge Launches Online Store

With the assistance of Worshipful Brother Neal Greenberg, Texas Lodge has launched its online store. You can select from 65 items featuring the logo of Texas Lodge no.46. Best of all, the Lodge receives 10% of the proceeds.  Consider giving a gift of a Texas Lodge no.46 branded item. Visit Store A note from Neal: […]

California Freemason Magazine: The After Life Issue

In the newest issue of CaliforniaFreemason, we celebrate life by examining the Masonic customs and traditions related to mortality, death, and whatever comes next.

The Mayor of Dub

Thirty years after helping launch Sublime, Marshall goodman is still well-qualified to represent the LBC.

String Theory

Meet three Masonic craftsmen combining technical and artistic wondery to create, repair, and restore musical instruments—making moments of harmonic brilliance possible.

A Masonic Whodunnit

In September, NBC’s streaming service, Peacock, debuted a new television adaptation of Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol which touched off a sudden explosion of interest in Freemasonry and provided a mysterious backdrop to the plot of the story.

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