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.Texas Lodge Tour Imagehttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1M2Szs9mEl4BPobHf6Zz5gMonqPYk67ms/view?usp=share_link

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.

December 3, 2022
  • December 3, 2022

    Join us in Texas’ annual “Deck the Hall” party — Holiday decorations and lights with warm cider and holiday snacks, in lodge dining room. Bring a ladder , family and friends, and your Holiday Spirit!

    December 3, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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December 5, 2022
  • December 5, 2022

    Present charity donation checks to H.O.M.E. And BSA in person and in regalia

    December 5, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    We will present our charity proceeds checks, clad in Masonic apron and officer jewels, at the H.O.M.E. Resource center and then proceed to San Juan Bautista and present a check to the Scouts troop there. Photos and a press release to follow. Masons who are able please come and support your Lodge’s charitable giving in this worthy community outreach.

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December 7, 2022
December 10, 2022
  • December 10, 2022

    Executive Committee meeting

    December 10, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

    This committee is a new requirement of Grand Lodge. Master, Wardens, Treas, Secy, and Hall President please attend.

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  • December 10, 2022

    Texas Lodge Stated Meeting

    December 10, 2022 @ 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. 

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  • December 10, 2022

    Hall Association Meeting following Stated

    December 10, 2022 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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  • December 10, 2022

    date set: Open Installation of officers and family St. John Holiday Feast fundraiser

    December 10, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Bring family and friends to experience one of Masonry's oldest rituals... the "Changing of the Guard," a public ceremony! This year's event will be held a couple hours after our stated meeting is called to refreshment, affording us time to visit the shops in the village of San Juan Bautista with family and friends. Then at 4PM all will return to the lodge room and hold the installation, followed by a holiday "St. John Feast" downstairs (for a nominal fundraiser fee-- proceeds to benefit Texas Lodge General fund). Happy Holidays!

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December 14, 2022
January 3, 2023
  • January 3, 2023

    Schedule set: Family Parlor Poker Night fundraiser $20/person

    January 3, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Come join the fun! Dress as a Victorian Lady or Gentleman Cowboy, and for a $20 donation to Texas 46, you can play and raise and bluff your way using real silver coins from the Comstock! All proceeds benefit Texas Lodge general fund, and no "winnings" are kept -- only game here is bragging rights ....so long as no gunplay spills into the streets!

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January 11, 2023
January 14, 2023
  • January 14, 2023

    Executive Committee meeting

    January 14, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

    This committee is a new requirement of Grand Lodge. Master, Wardens, Treas, Secy, and Hall President please attend.

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  • January 14, 2023

    Texas Lodge Stated Meeting

    January 14, 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. 

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January 18, 2023
January 25, 2023
January 28, 2023
February 1, 2023
  • February 1, 2023

    Apprentice Coaching

    February 1, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • February 1, 2023

    Tentative: Family Parlor Poker Night fundraiser $20/person

    February 1, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Come join the fun! Dress as a Victorian Lady or Gentleman Cowboy, and for a $20 donation to Texas 46, you can play and raise and bluff your way using real silver coins from the Comstock! All proceeds benefit Texas Lodge general fund, and no "winnings" are kept -- only game here is bragging rights ....so long as no gunplay spills into the streets!

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February 2, 2023
  • February 2, 2023

    TENTATIVE Masonic Home family tour and Visit Orinda Lodge

    February 2, 2023

    Join us as we tour the facility at Masonic Home, an all-included, 5-star senior assisted living experience for needy California Master Masons and their wives. See firsthand the new Memory Care Center, open to Masons and friends for dementia and other memory care. See how the rubber of your donations to the California Masonic Foundation meets the road of charitable care. Afterward, we will share our warm Texas fellowship with Orinda Lodge as we "Renegade Raid" their Stated dinner at 6:30 and meeting at 7:30. Family and friends are encouraged to attend the Masonic Home tour and Orinda dinner; stated meeting is open to Masons only. Carpools will be arranged for family to return home earlier that brothers who stay for the meeting.

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February 8, 2023
February 11, 2023
  • February 11, 2023

    Executive Committee meeting

    February 11, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

    This committee is a new requirement of Grand Lodge. Master, Wardens, Treas, Secy, and Hall President please attend.

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  • February 11, 2023

    Texas Lodge Stated Meeting

    February 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. 

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February 12, 2023
  • February 12, 2023

    Set Date: Family Super Bowl fundraiser Party

    February 12, 2023

    Come join as friends and family, root for your team and watch the game with us.  Vote on which commercials are the best.  $20 Fundraiser donation, all proceeds to benefit Lodge 46 general fund.

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February 15, 2023
February 20, 2023
  • February 20, 2023

    Geo. Washington National Memorial 100 year cornerstone Re-dedication Ceremony in Alexandra Virginia

    February 20, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

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February 22, 2023
February 25, 2023
  • February 25, 2023

    TENTATIVE practice or degree

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

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March 1, 2023
  • March 1, 2023

    Apprentice Coaching

    March 1, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • March 1, 2023

    Tentative: Family Parlor Poker Night fundraiser $20/person

    March 1, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Come join the fun! Dress as a Victorian Lady or Gentleman Cowboy, and for a $20 donation to Texas 46, you can play and raise and bluff your way using real silver coins from the Comstock! All proceeds benefit Texas Lodge general fund, and no "winnings" are kept -- only game here is bragging rights ....so long as no gunplay spills into the streets!

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March 8, 2023
March 11, 2023
  • March 11, 2023

    Executive Committee meeting

    March 11, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

    This committee is a new requirement of Grand Lodge. Master, Wardens, Treas, Secy, and Hall President please attend.

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  • March 11, 2023

    Texas Lodge Stated Meeting

    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. 

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March 15, 2023
March 22, 2023
March 25, 2023
  • March 25, 2023

    TENTATIVE Masonic Cave Picnic

    March 25, 2023

    Travel to Volcano, CA and explore the caves in which Masons met as they planned for the erection of a lodge building. Bring the family and friends and a picnic lunch. Should it be a motorcycle ride?

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  • March 25, 2023

    TENTATIVE practice or degree

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

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March 29, 2023
March 30, 2023
April 5, 2023
  • April 5, 2023

    Apprentice Coaching

    April 5, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • April 5, 2023

    Tentative: Family Parlor Poker Night fundraiser $20/person

    April 5, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Come join the fun! Dress as a Victorian Lady or Gentleman Cowboy, and for a $20 donation to Texas 46, you can play and raise and bluff your way using real silver coins from the Comstock! All proceeds benefit Texas Lodge general fund, and no "winnings" are kept -- only game here is bragging rights ....so long as no gunplay spills into the streets!

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April 8, 2023
  • April 8, 2023

    Executive Committee meeting

    April 8, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

    This committee is a new requirement of Grand Lodge. Master, Wardens, Treas, Secy, and Hall President please attend.

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  • April 8, 2023

    Texas Lodge Stated Meeting

    April 8, 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. 

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April 12, 2023
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 19, 2023

    Apprentice Coaching

    April 19, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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April 22, 2023
April 26, 2023
May 3, 2023
  • May 3, 2023

    Apprentice Coaching

    May 3, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • May 3, 2023

    Tentative: Family Parlor Poker Night fundraiser $20/person

    May 3, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Come join the fun! Dress as a Victorian Lady or Gentleman Cowboy, and for a $20 donation to Texas 46, you can play and raise and bluff your way using real silver coins from the Comstock! All proceeds benefit Texas Lodge general fund, and no "winnings" are kept -- only game here is bragging rights ....so long as no gunplay spills into the streets!

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May 10, 2023
May 13, 2023
  • May 13, 2023

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

    May 13, 2023

    Linger after meeting to support this fabulous individual and Mason, and bring family and friends to see how Texas 46 can host a backyard BBQ "Texas Style" with all the fixins! Get your tickets early, excess proceeds to benefit the Lodge general fund.

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  • May 13, 2023

    Executive Committee meeting

    May 13, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

    This committee is a new requirement of Grand Lodge. Master, Wardens, Treas, Secy, and Hall President please attend.

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  • May 13, 2023

    Texas Lodge Stated Meeting

    May 13, 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. 

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May 17, 2023
May 24, 2023
May 27, 2023
May 31, 2023
June 3, 2023
  • June 3, 2023

    Master Mason Colorado Ghost Town lodge raising

    June 3, 2023

    Fly (or take the overnight Train?) to Denver, and thence to the Mining town built on the "richest square mile of gold" in history! Visit this lodge, built in 1865 in what is now a ghost town 3 miles from modern hotels and casinos. Enjoy the third degree ritual as performed by an AF&AM jurisdiction and in old west style! Master Masons only, so EAs and FCs, get your proficiencies done and prepare for a trip like none other!

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June 7, 2023
  • June 7, 2023

    Apprentice Coaching

    June 7, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • June 7, 2023

    Tentative: Family Parlor Poker Night fundraiser $20/person

    June 7, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Come join the fun! Dress as a Victorian Lady or Gentleman Cowboy, and for a $20 donation to Texas 46, you can play and raise and bluff your way using real silver coins from the Comstock! All proceeds benefit Texas Lodge general fund, and no "winnings" are kept -- only game here is bragging rights ....so long as no gunplay spills into the streets!

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June 10, 2023
  • June 10, 2023

    PAST MASTERS EVENT

    June 10, 2023

    Be sure to arrive early for breakfast and bring family so you won't miss our Past Masters presenting their memories of the Lodge's achievements during their year as Master! Then chuckle as these honored Past Masters fill the officer chairs and attempt to show us how to properly open and run a lodge meeting with ritual perfection! This is a great past-time you won't want to miss! PMs, we honor and appreciate your service and thank you in advance for playing along. This meeting is about YOU and your example to the Craft!

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  • June 10, 2023

    Executive Committee meeting

    June 10, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

    This committee is a new requirement of Grand Lodge. Master, Wardens, Treas, Secy, and Hall President please attend.

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  • June 10, 2023

    Texas Lodge Stated Meeting

    June 10, 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. 

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June 14, 2023
June 21, 2023
June 24, 2023
June 28, 2023
July 5, 2023
  • July 5, 2023

    Apprentice Coaching

    July 5, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • July 5, 2023

    Tentative: Family Parlor Poker Night fundraiser $20/person

    July 5, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Come join the fun! Dress as a Victorian Lady or Gentleman Cowboy, and for a $20 donation to Texas 46, you can play and raise and bluff your way using real silver coins from the Comstock! All proceeds benefit Texas Lodge general fund, and no "winnings" are kept -- only game here is bragging rights ....so long as no gunplay spills into the streets!

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July 8, 2023
  • July 8, 2023

    Executive Committee meeting

    July 8, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

    This committee is a new requirement of Grand Lodge. Master, Wardens, Treas, Secy, and Hall President please attend.

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  • July 8, 2023

    Texas Lodge Stated Meeting

    July 8, 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. 

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July 12, 2023
July 19, 2023
July 22, 2023
  • July 22, 2023

    TENTATIVE Minor League Baseball San Jose Giants vs Stockton Ports

    July 22, 2023

    Attend the game with family and friends and try to catch a foul ball hit into the bleachers after you've downed a few cold ones!

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  • July 22, 2023

    TENTATIVE practice or degree

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

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July 26, 2023
August 2, 2023
  • August 2, 2023

    Apprentice Coaching

    August 2, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • August 2, 2023

    Tentative: Family Parlor Poker Night fundraiser $20/person

    August 2, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Come join the fun! Dress as a Victorian Lady or Gentleman Cowboy, and for a $20 donation to Texas 46, you can play and raise and bluff your way using real silver coins from the Comstock! All proceeds benefit Texas Lodge general fund, and no "winnings" are kept -- only game here is bragging rights ....so long as no gunplay spills into the streets!

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August 9, 2023
August 12, 2023
  • August 12, 2023

    Executive Committee meeting

    August 12, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

    This committee is a new requirement of Grand Lodge. Master, Wardens, Treas, Secy, and Hall President please attend.

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  • August 12, 2023

    Texas Lodge Stated Meeting

    August 12, 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. 

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August 16, 2023
August 23, 2023
August 26, 2023
  • August 26, 2023

    TENTATIVE practice or degree

    August 26, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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August 30, 2023
September 6, 2023
  • September 6, 2023

    Apprentice Coaching

    September 6, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • September 6, 2023

    Tentative: Family Parlor Poker Night fundraiser $20/person

    September 6, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Come join the fun! Dress as a Victorian Lady or Gentleman Cowboy, and for a $20 donation to Texas 46, you can play and raise and bluff your way using real silver coins from the Comstock! All proceeds benefit Texas Lodge general fund, and no "winnings" are kept -- only game here is bragging rights ....so long as no gunplay spills into the streets!

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September 8, 2023
  • September 8, 2023

    Hans Straub - 35 years a most excellent Master Mason

    September 8, 2023

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September 9, 2023
  • September 9, 2023

    Executive Committee meeting

    September 9, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

    This committee is a new requirement of Grand Lodge. Master, Wardens, Treas, Secy, and Hall President please attend.

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  • September 9, 2023

    Texas Lodge Stated Meeting

    September 9, 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

September 13, 2023
September 20, 2023
September 23, 2023
  • September 23, 2023

    TENTATIVE practice or degree

    September 23, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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September 27, 2023
  • September 27, 2023

    TENTATIVE San Francisco Giants Masons for Mitts night

    September 27, 2023

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  • September 27, 2023

    Apprentice Coaching

    September 27, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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October 4, 2023
  • October 4, 2023

    Apprentice Coaching

    October 4, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • October 4, 2023

    Tentative: Family Parlor Poker Night fundraiser $20/person

    October 4, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Come join the fun! Dress as a Victorian Lady or Gentleman Cowboy, and for a $20 donation to Texas 46, you can play and raise and bluff your way using real silver coins from the Comstock! All proceeds benefit Texas Lodge general fund, and no "winnings" are kept -- only game here is bragging rights ....so long as no gunplay spills into the streets!

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October 11, 2023
October 14, 2023
  • October 14, 2023

    Executive Committee meeting

    October 14, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

    This committee is a new requirement of Grand Lodge. Master, Wardens, Treas, Secy, and Hall President please attend.

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  • October 14, 2023

    Texas Lodge Stated Meeting

    October 14, 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. 

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October 18, 2023
October 20, 2023
  • October 20, 2023

    Grand Lodge (MM only) in San Francisco

    October 20, 2023 - October 22, 2023 @ 

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October 25, 2023
October 28, 2023
  • October 28, 2023

    TENTATIVE practice or degree

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

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November 1, 2023
  • November 1, 2023

    Apprentice Coaching

    November 1, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • November 1, 2023

    Tentative: Family Parlor Poker Night fundraiser $20/person

    November 1, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Come join the fun! Dress as a Victorian Lady or Gentleman Cowboy, and for a $20 donation to Texas 46, you can play and raise and bluff your way using real silver coins from the Comstock! All proceeds benefit Texas Lodge general fund, and no "winnings" are kept -- only game here is bragging rights ....so long as no gunplay spills into the streets!

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November 8, 2023
November 11, 2023
  • November 11, 2023

    Tentative Family Cowboy BBQ Celebration in honor of WB Rob Wilson - 60 YEARS A MASTER MASON

    November 11, 2023

    Linger after meeting to support this fabulous individual and Mason, and bring family and friends to see how Texas 46 can host a BBQ "Texas Style" with all the fixins! Get your tickets early, excess proceeds to benefit the Lodge general fund.

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  • November 11, 2023

    Executive Committee meeting

    November 11, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

    This committee is a new requirement of Grand Lodge. Master, Wardens, Treas, Secy, and Hall President please attend.

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  • November 11, 2023

    Texas Lodge Stated Meeting and Election of 2024 officers

    November 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. 

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November 15, 2023
November 17, 2023
  • November 17, 2023

    William Pettus- 50 Year Golden Veteran, Fresno, CA

    November 17, 2023

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November 29, 2023
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Trestleboard, News & History

Vote to increase dues to be held December 10th 2022

Dear Brethren of Texas Lodge no.46 F&AM of California, A resolution was proposed at the November Stated meeting on 11-12-2022 to increase Texas Lodge no.46 Dues and Degree Fees.  A vote will be held @ the December Stated meeting. If votes at the December 10th Stated Meeting are in the affirmative by 2/3 of the […]

Medieval Castle build today by Modern Masons

In the Burgundy region of France, a 25 year Archeology project is undertaking the building of an ancient castle, the only one of its kind in the world. This is a story of how to 13th century building techniques are employed to build a castle as it would have been back then. Explore how operative […]

Texas Lodge Breakfast | Thank you “Chuck Wagon”

Texas Lodge has held its Monthly Stated Meeting each and every, “Second Saturday of the Month”, at 10AM since its founding in 1854. Being a “daylight” lodge, where the stated meeting is held during the day, rather than after nightfall as most Lodges do, Texas Lodge creates the opportunity for a Texas Style Breakfast. Given […]

October 29th | Passing through the porch- a Double Fellowcraft Degree

Texas Lodge no. 46 was opened on the 2nd Degree of Masonry, at 10:06AM on October 29th 2022. Worshipful Kevin Herrick PM sat in the East, Richard Bartlett PM sat in the West, and Ray E. Hill IV PM sat in the South. Brother Matthew LeBaron our Senior Deacon placed the working tools upon the […]

October 8th Stated Meeting | Texas Lodge no.46

he October Stated meeting of Texas Lodge no. 46 Free & Accepted Masons of California was opened upon the 543rd page of our bible. (The same page as last month)  This Lodge of E.A. Masons opened at 10:16AM with Worshipful Brother Raymond E. Hill IV PM in the East,  Brother Richard Bartlett PM in the […]

California Freemason Magazine: The Temple Issue

In this issue of California Freemason Magazine, we’re casting our gaze anew at our fraternal home, the California Masonic Memorial Temple in San Francisco.

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.

New Online Exhibition from the Henry W. Coil Library and Museum of Freemasonry

Explore some stunning examples of this fraternal craftwork through the ages in From the Hands of Fellowship, a new virtual exhibition from the Henry Wilson Coil Library and Museum of Freemasonry.

Why did men stop wearing White Tie?

Members of Texas Lodge have always dressed a bit more simply than their City Slicker Brethren. As seekers of light and education, Masons can certainly explore the various dress codes of the past with our friend Sven at the Gentlemen’s Gazette. Take a look at his excellent website for more information: Why did men stop […]

The Forget-Me-Not and Anti-Freemasonry in Nazi Germany

By Worshipful Brother Alex Lehning of Washington Lodge No. 3 in Williston, Vermont Most Freemasons, and Freemasonry as a whole, are particularly mindful of our heritage. Both the most experienced Master Mason and the newest Entered Apprentice can appreciate the lessons and knowledge available to us through careful study.  Our reverence for the wisdom of […]

September 10th 2022 | Stated Meeting

he September Stated meeting of Texas Lodge no. 46 Free & Accepted Masons of California was opened upon the 543rd page of our bible.  This Lodge of E.A. Masons officially opened on the 543rd page of our bible, at 10:12AM with Worshipful Brother Raymond E. Hill IV PM in the East,  Brother Richard Bartlett PM […]

August 13th 2022 | Stated Meeting

he August Meeting of Texas Lodge no. 46 Free & Accepted Masons of California was opened on the 13th day, 6022AL at San Juan Bautista, California, upon the 323 page of our bible.  This Lodge of E.A. Masons officially opened at 10:12AM with the Worshipful Brother Raymond E. Hill IV PM in the East, Brother […]

A Message from our Worshipful Inspector

Inspector, 353rd Masonic District Brothers and Friends, This long and busy summer for Lodges in the District is coming to a close. There have been many special events furthering the aims of our Fraternity. Several degrees have been conferred including Texas Lodge holding a very memorable outdoor degree for their newest Master Mason, Chuck Baylacq. […]

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.

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.

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.

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.

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