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, across 335 Lodges. Our members represent the entire spectrum of diversity. We welcome men of all faiths, nationalities, and cultures.

Freemasons in the United States of America donate $2,600,000. dollars per day, to charity. That is almost a billion dollars annually, or  $949,000.000. 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.

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 built in 1869 has been in continuous use, with stated meetings being held each and every, second Saturday of the Month, for over 150 years.

You have a life story to write and a life journey to live.  You are able to make it a SPECTACULAR history.  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!

Learn More about the founders of Texas Lodge No 46

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 because of our direct impact in 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. Breakfast @ 9:00am, since 1854.

April 11, 2020
  • April 11, 2020

    Stated Meeting Tx No.46

    April 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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    Please join us for our regular stated meeting, the second Saturday of each month.
    -Breakfast at 9:00am
    -Lodge Meeting at 10:00am

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April 17, 2020
  • April 17, 2020

    San Jose Giant vs Lake Elsinore and Tailgate with Friends and Family!!!

    April 17, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join us in the Great and All American Sport of Baseball at San Jose Municipal Stadiam.

    Tailgate at 5pm with delicious foods

    First Pitch at 7pm

    The best part of Opening Night is the fireworks afterward

    Let's have fun from the top of the 1st to the bottom of the 9th!!!

    Tickets are $20 bucks or so and we can fill the 1st or 3rd baseline and hope for an errant ball we can catch.

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April 18, 2020
  • April 18, 2020

    SOI (School of Instruction)

    April 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Joint SOI - 1st Degree Exemplification - 353 and 357 districts

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April 21, 2020
  • April 21, 2020

    Go Fish and Parcheesi

    April 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Pull up a chair at Texas 46 and share conversation over a of Go Fish or Parcheesi, Man Vittles and refreshments.

    You bring $25 a Go Lucky attitude, poke some fun at yourself and a bit of jesting with your brothers.

    On the Level, by the Plumb and treating each other in Charity , Fairly and Squarely

    RSVP and number of guests to h.abith@texas46.org

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April 26, 2020
  • April 26, 2020

    Fremont Peak Day - Hike

    April 26, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    We will hike to Fremont Peak and enjoy to beautiful Vistas, have a bit of lunch and enjoy the day

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May 2, 2020
  • May 2, 2020

    Living History Days - DUTCH OVEN COOKING

    May 2, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Come and see our Brother Jack live as one would have 150 years ago and enjoy some food cooked in a Dutch Oven just like the pioneers!

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May 3, 2020
  • May 3, 2020

    The Great San Juan Bautista Rib Cook Off!

    May 3, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Wear your hats or shirts with the Square and Compass and enjoy BBQ with friends and family

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May 9, 2020
  • May 9, 2020

    Stated Meeting Tx No.46

    May 9, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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  • May 9, 2020

    Aromas Country Garden Tour

    May 9, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

    Spend the with your Mom or anyone else and enjoy the lovely, unique gardens of Aromas

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May 16, 2020
May 30, 2020
  • May 30, 2020

    SOI(School of Instruction)

    May 30, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Application process, guarding the west gate, and procedures and what to do if a cube is present at balloting

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June 6, 2020
  • June 6, 2020

    Ghost Town Lodge and 3rd Degree Nevadaville, CO

    June 6, 2020

    All day event in Ghost Town Lodge at Nevadaville, Colorado

    There is a 3rd degree and some camping.

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  • June 6, 2020

    June 6, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Come and observe traditional living as was done in the 1800's and say hello to Jack Swallow

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June 13, 2020
  • June 13, 2020

    Stated Meeting Tx No.46

    June 13, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Brethren,
    Please join us for our regular stated meeting, the second Saturday of each month.
    -Breakfast at 9:00am
    -Lodge Meeting at 10:00am

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June 20, 2020
  • June 20, 2020

    SOI(School of Instruction)

    June 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    2nd Degree - Opening, Deacons collecting word

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July 11, 2020
  • July 11, 2020

    Stated Meeting Tx No.46

    July 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Brethren,
    Please join us for our regular stated meeting, the second Saturday of each month.
    -Breakfast at 9:00am
    -Lodge Meeting at 10:00am

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July 18, 2020
  • July 18, 2020

    Fremont Peak Hike

    July 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Explore Beautiful Fremont Peak on the hiking trails and at the summit, take in views of the Salinas Valley, Monterey Bay and Southern Santa Clara County

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July 25, 2020
  • July 25, 2020

    SOI(School of Instruction)

    July 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    2nd Degree - Obligation, Challenge, and Staircase lecture floor work

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July 26, 2020
  • July 26, 2020

    Mason's Volunteer Garlic Festival

    July 26, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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August 8, 2020
  • August 8, 2020

    Stated Meeting Tx No.46

    August 8, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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    -Breakfast at 9:00am
    -Lodge Meeting at 10:00am

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August 9, 2020
  • August 9, 2020

    Gilroy Rodeo Masons, Friends and Family Outing

    August 9, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

    Masons, Friends and Family will enjoy a day of Rodeo!  Bucking Broncs, Steer Roping, Clowns Laughter and Magnificent Presentation of Riders and Teams

    Kids Corral

    Merchandise Vendors

    Food Vendors

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August 15, 2020
  • August 15, 2020

    SOI(School of Instruction)

    August 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Joint SOI - 2nd Degree Exemplification - 353 and 357 districts

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September 6, 2020
  • September 6, 2020

    Deep Sea Fishing

    September 6, 2020 @ 4:30 am - 2:00 pm

    Cast about and have a great time with friends out in the Monterey Bay Fishing. We'll cook our catch afterward

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September 12, 2020
  • September 12, 2020

    Stated Meeting Tx No.46

    September 12, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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    -Breakfast at 9:00am
    -Lodge Meeting at 10:00am

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  • September 12, 2020

    UC Davis Aggies CEFCU Stadium, San Jose, CA

    September 12, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Bring friends and family to this wonderful sporting event. Jumbotron screens at each end of the field deliver bright and sharp play action.

    Plenty of hot dogs, hamburgers, fries, beer and entertainment.

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September 19, 2020
  • September 19, 2020

    SOI(School of Instruction)

    September 19, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    3rd Degree - Opening, Master, SW, JD and SD bringing the substitute up, 1st section

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September 26, 2020
  • September 26, 2020

    Vertigo - Experience the Famous Alfred Hitchcock film at a filming location

    September 26, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    Free Showing of Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo" on the Plaza Lawn of Mission San Juan Bautista. Drinks available for purchase

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October 10, 2020
  • October 10, 2020

    Stated Meeting Tx No.46

    October 10, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Brethren,
    Please join us for our regular stated meeting, the second Saturday of each month.
    -Breakfast at 9:00am
    -Lodge Meeting at 10:00am

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October 20, 2020
  • October 20, 2020

    SOI(School of Instruction)

    October 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    3rd Degree - Second Section

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November 14, 2020
  • November 14, 2020

    Stated Meeting Tx No.46

    November 14, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Brethren,
    Please join us for our regular stated meeting, the second Saturday of each month.
    -Breakfast at 9:00am
    -Lodge Meeting at 10:00am

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November 21, 2020
  • November 21, 2020

    SOI(School of Instruction)

    November 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Joint SOI - 3rd Degree Exemplification - 353 and 357 districts Second Section ONLY

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December 7, 2020
  • December 7, 2020

    Mount Diablo Beacon Lighting in Remembrance of Pearl Harbor

    December 7, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Commemoration Ceremony in Honor of the loved ones lost in the attack on Pearl Harbor

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December 12, 2020
  • December 12, 2020

    Stated Meeting Tx No.46

    December 12, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Brethren,
    Please join us for our regular stated meeting, the second Saturday of each month.
    -Breakfast at 9:00am
    -Lodge Meeting at 10:00am

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January 9, 2021
  • January 9, 2021

    Stated Meeting Tx No.46

    January 9, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Brethren,
    Please join us for our regular stated meeting, the second Saturday of each month.
    -Breakfast at 9:00am
    -Lodge Meeting at 10:00am

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February 13, 2021
  • February 13, 2021

    Stated Meeting Tx No.46

    February 13, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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    Please join us for our regular stated meeting, the second Saturday of each month.
    -Breakfast at 9:00am
    -Lodge Meeting at 10:00am

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March 13, 2021
  • March 13, 2021

    Stated Meeting Tx No.46

    March 13, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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    -Breakfast at 9:00am
    -Lodge Meeting at 10:00am

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Trestleboard, News & History

Attire, The History of how a gentlemen might clothe oneself?

While the Brethren of Texas Lodge no.46 being pioneers and cattlemen, have traditionally focused on a attire of a more perfunctory style, an interest in history is a common trait among Masons. As such, I thought it might be beneficial to share some historical context found while browsing the web. Many Lodges today, wear a […]

February Stated Meeting: 2-8-2020

Lodge was Opened on the 1st Degree: The Stated Meeting of February was held on 2/8/2020 and began at 10:18am. The pledge of allegiance to the flag of our country was lead by the Master, who invited the citizens of the United States to join. Officers Stations: Were Filled by the Installed officers, with the exception of […]

January 18th, 2020: The First Degree of Zachary Monk

As the smoke cleared, we welcomed a new brother to the Fraternity. Brother Zachary Monk was made a Mason, on this eventful Saturday upon which a special meeting was held. The Brethren enjoyed the good ole’ hearly breafast fixings of Charles “ChuckWagon” Baylacq and Worshipful Ray E. Hill IV P.M. French Toast, and Breakfast Sausage, […]

Masonic Membership over the Past Century

Hopefully you have read the latest 2019 Annual report, which shows Freemasonry in California is poised for growth again, for the first time in 53 years of decline.   Below are a few of the highlights and some historical perspective. “Membership in 2019 was nearly flat at 46,443. Compared with 53 years of contraction, that […]

The Freemason’s Cipher: What is it? Decoded….

Secret Manhattan: The Headstone of Brother James Leeson, and the Masonic Cipher. By Laetitia Barbier July 29, 2013 As Published on AltaObscura.com Squeezed between towering skyscrapers, Trinity Church in Lower Manhattan and its adjacent cemetery is a one-of-a-kind sanctuary, a curious contrast reminding us of the city’s past. The grave of James Leeson, is a […]

January 11th 2020 Stated Meeting & Trestleboard

Texas Lodge No.46 Free and Accepted Masons of California, held its stated meeting for the month of January 11th, at 10:03am. The brothers that could squeeze in and find a place to sit in the very crowded dining room enjoyed a hearty breakfast of French Toast, Sausage, Granola, Yogurt, Mandarin Oranges, Tea and Coffee. The […]

A Prescription for this historic day of Impeachment: Education

On this historic date, we embark on the third Presidential impeachment in the history of our beloved United States of America. Today, I make a motion for all citizens of the world, to seek more light.  Now that WE find ourselves in this situation, WE THE PEOPLE, must LEARN and seek light to  understand how […]

December 14th Stated Meeting & Trestleboard

Texas Lodge No.46 Free and Accepted Masons of California, held its stated meeting for the month of December on the 14th day, at 10am. There were 16 Masons in attendance.  Proceedings suitable for public dissemination are noted below: Investigation Committee Report: The Application for Affiliation of Richard Goldstein has been accepted, and the unanimous ballot […]

Video-Masonic History of the USA

This 1960’s vintage “periscope” black and white film, recounts the unique sequence of events, which brought the USA into being. The emblematic square and compass is forever tied to the founding of freedom in the USA. Invest 25 minutes to learn about the history of the USA, and your Masonic Brothers who were involved in […]

November 9th Stated Meeting & Trestleboard

Election of Officers for 2020 Spirited and just Nominations and an ensuing Election, was held at the November Stated Meeting. Please welcome the Worshipful Master Elect of  Texas  Lodge No. 46 Brother Robert Robbins Applications for Degrees & Affiliation:  We have received and read aloud in the November Stated meeting, an application for affiliation from Mr. Richard […]

October 12th 2019 Stated Meeting and Trestleboard:

The Stated Meeting for the Month of October was held on the 12th day, 5019 A. L. A hearty breakfast was serviced as usual, but with a special treat of fresh-hand-squeezed lemonade, from the tree of the Worshipful Masters home. Charles “Chuck Wagon:” Baylacq was off duty, with WM Raymond Hill’s wife Ramona leading the […]

September Stated Meeting: Sept 15th 2019

The Stated meeting of September, was held on the 15th day of 2019. Pancake Breakfast: Chuck “Wagon” Baylacq and WM Ray Hill served 100+ Breakfasts for the Community Fund Raiser, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the founding of the town of San Juan Bautista, California. Worshipful Master of Salinas Lodge Tom Crompton gave many tours […]

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