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.

January 28, 2023
  • January 28, 2023

    TENTATIVE practice or degree

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

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  • January 28, 2023

    Celebration of Life of Worshipful Francis Bishop, Jr

    January 28, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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  • January 28, 2023

    Installation at Carmel Lodge

    January 28, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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February 1, 2023
  • February 1, 2023

    Family Parlor 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 4, 2023
  • February 4, 2023

    Visit Escurial Lodge, Virginia City

    February 4, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

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February 11, 2023
  • 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 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 24, 2023
  • February 24, 2023

    Executive Committee meeting via zoom

    February 24, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    The Grand Master of California has required us to meet as a standing Executive Committee. 
    We will meet via "Google Meet" for up to 1 hr. The link is included in this invite.  

    The following Officers MUST attend. 

    The Worshipful Master

    The Jr. & Sr. Warden

    The Treasurer

    The Secretary

    The Lodge Hall Association President

    Please join us for this important meeting. This will enable us to connect on a more regular timeframe, and keep our work moving forward. 

    Please accept this meeting to Sync your calendar. You will also receive email updates, to agenda items, and reminders to this event.

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February 25, 2023
  • February 25, 2023

    TENTATIVE practice or degree

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

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February 28, 2023
  • February 28, 2023

    Officer School of Instruction 6-9pm (to be held in Salinas)

    February 28, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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March 1, 2023
  • March 1, 2023

    Family Parlor 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 -- the only game here is bragging rights!  Bring a friend and receive a bonus gift!

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March 4, 2023
  • March 4, 2023

    TENTATIVE Masonic Cave Picnic and Gold Country weekend

    March 4, 2023 - March 5, 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 we visit Drytown Lodge in Plymouth for their stated on that Saturday?  
         It'll be an overnight weekend so make hotel reservations or plan to camp out.

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March 11, 2023
  • March 11, 2023

    Candler Gibson California Masonic Foundation presentation in lodge meeting.

    March 11, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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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 11, 2023

    Grand Master’s Official Representative Visit -Inspector Mark Breckenridge

    March 11, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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March 24, 2023
  • March 24, 2023

    Executive Committee meeting via zoom

    March 24, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    The Grand Master of California has required us to meet as a standing Executive Committee. 
    We will meet via "Google Meet" for up to 1 hr. The link is included in this invite.  

    The following Officers MUST attend. 

    The Worshipful Master

    The Jr. & Sr. Warden

    The Treasurer

    The Secretary

    The Lodge Hall Association President

    Please join us for this important meeting. This will enable us to connect on a more regular timeframe, and keep our work moving forward. 

    Please accept this meeting to Sync your calendar. You will also receive email updates, to agenda items, and reminders to this event.

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March 25, 2023
  • March 25, 2023

    TENTATIVE practice or degree

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

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March 28, 2023
  • March 28, 2023

    Officer School of Instruction 6-9pm (to be held in Salinas)

    March 28, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

    Family Parlor 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 -- the only game here is bragging rights!  Bring a friend and receive a bonus gift!

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April 8, 2023
  • 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 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 25, 2023
  • April 25, 2023

    Officer School of Instruction 6-9pm (to be held in Salinas)

    April 25, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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April 28, 2023
  • April 28, 2023

    Executive Committee meeting via zoom

    April 28, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    The Grand Master of California has required us to meet as a standing Executive Committee. 
    We will meet via "Google Meet" for up to 1 hr. The link is included in this invite.  

    The following Officers MUST attend. 

    The Worshipful Master

    The Jr. & Sr. Warden

    The Treasurer

    The Secretary

    The Lodge Hall Association President

    Please join us for this important meeting. This will enable us to connect on a more regular timeframe, and keep our work moving forward. 

    Please accept this meeting to Sync your calendar. You will also receive email updates, to agenda items, and reminders to this event.

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May 3, 2023
  • May 3, 2023

    Family Parlor 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 -- the only game here is bragging rights!  Bring a friend and receive a bonus gift!

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May 4, 2023
  • May 4, 2023

    TENTATIVE Masonic Home family tour and Visit Orinda Lodge

    May 4, 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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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

    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. 

    Save to your calendar

May 23, 2023
  • May 23, 2023

    Officer School of Instruction 6-9pm (to be held in Salinas)

    May 23, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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May 26, 2023
  • May 26, 2023

    Executive Committee meeting via zoom

    May 26, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    The Grand Master of California has required us to meet as a standing Executive Committee. 
    We will meet via "Google Meet" for up to 1 hr. The link is included in this invite.  

    The following Officers MUST attend. 

    The Worshipful Master

    The Jr. & Sr. Warden

    The Treasurer

    The Secretary

    The Lodge Hall Association President

    Please join us for this important meeting. This will enable us to connect on a more regular timeframe, and keep our work moving forward. 

    Please accept this meeting to Sync your calendar. You will also receive email updates, to agenda items, and reminders to this event.

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May 27, 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

    Family Parlor 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 -- the only game here is bragging rights!  Bring a friend and receive a bonus gift!

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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

    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. 

    Save to your calendar

June 23, 2023
  • June 23, 2023

    Executive Committee meeting via zoom

    June 23, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    The Grand Master of California has required us to meet as a standing Executive Committee. 
    We will meet via "Google Meet" for up to 1 hr. The link is included in this invite.  

    The following Officers MUST attend. 

    The Worshipful Master

    The Jr. & Sr. Warden

    The Treasurer

    The Secretary

    The Lodge Hall Association President

    Please join us for this important meeting. This will enable us to connect on a more regular timeframe, and keep our work moving forward. 

    Please accept this meeting to Sync your calendar. You will also receive email updates, to agenda items, and reminders to this event.

    Save to your calendar

June 24, 2023
June 27, 2023
  • June 27, 2023

    Officer School of Instruction 6-9pm (to be held in Salinas)

    June 27, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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July 5, 2023
  • July 5, 2023

    Family Parlor 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 -- the only game here is bragging rights!  Bring a friend and receive a bonus gift!

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July 8, 2023
  • 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. 

    Save to your calendar

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 28, 2023
  • July 28, 2023

    Executive Committee meeting via zoom

    July 28, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    The Grand Master of California has required us to meet as a standing Executive Committee. 
    We will meet via "Google Meet" for up to 1 hr. The link is included in this invite.  

    The following Officers MUST attend. 

    The Worshipful Master

    The Jr. & Sr. Warden

    The Treasurer

    The Secretary

    The Lodge Hall Association President

    Please join us for this important meeting. This will enable us to connect on a more regular timeframe, and keep our work moving forward. 

    Please accept this meeting to Sync your calendar. You will also receive email updates, to agenda items, and reminders to this event.

    Save to your calendar

August 2, 2023
  • August 2, 2023

    Family Parlor 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 -- the only game here is bragging rights!  Bring a friend and receive a bonus gift!

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August 12, 2023
  • 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. 

    Save to your calendar

August 22, 2023
  • August 22, 2023

    Officer School of Instruction 6-9pm (to be held in Salinas)

    August 22, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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August 25, 2023
  • August 25, 2023

    Executive Committee meeting via zoom

    August 25, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    The Grand Master of California has required us to meet as a standing Executive Committee. 
    We will meet via "Google Meet" for up to 1 hr. The link is included in this invite.  

    The following Officers MUST attend. 

    The Worshipful Master

    The Jr. & Sr. Warden

    The Treasurer

    The Secretary

    The Lodge Hall Association President

    Please join us for this important meeting. This will enable us to connect on a more regular timeframe, and keep our work moving forward. 

    Please accept this meeting to Sync your calendar. You will also receive email updates, to agenda items, and reminders to this event.

    Save to your calendar

August 26, 2023
  • August 26, 2023

    TENTATIVE practice or degree

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

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September 6, 2023
  • September 6, 2023

    Family Parlor 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 -- the only game here is bragging rights!  Bring a friend and receive a bonus gift!

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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

    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 22, 2023
  • September 22, 2023

    Executive Committee meeting via zoom

    September 22, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    The Grand Master of California has required us to meet as a standing Executive Committee. 
    We will meet via "Google Meet" for up to 1 hr. The link is included in this invite.  

    The following Officers MUST attend. 

    The Worshipful Master

    The Jr. & Sr. Warden

    The Treasurer

    The Secretary

    The Lodge Hall Association President

    Please join us for this important meeting. This will enable us to connect on a more regular timeframe, and keep our work moving forward. 

    Please accept this meeting to Sync your calendar. You will also receive email updates, to agenda items, and reminders to this event.

    Save to your calendar

September 23, 2023
  • September 23, 2023

    TENTATIVE practice or degree

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

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September 26, 2023
  • September 26, 2023

    Officer School of Instruction 6-9pm (to be held in Salinas)

    September 26, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 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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October 4, 2023
  • October 4, 2023

    Family Parlor 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 -- the only game here is bragging rights!  Bring a friend and receive a bonus gift!

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October 14, 2023
  • 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 20, 2023
  • October 20, 2023

    Grand Lodge (MM only) in San Francisco

    October 20, 2023 - October 22, 2023 @ 

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October 24, 2023
  • October 24, 2023

    Officer School of Instruction 6-9pm (to be held in Salinas)

    October 24, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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October 27, 2023
  • October 27, 2023

    Executive Committee meeting via zoom

    October 27, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    The Grand Master of California has required us to meet as a standing Executive Committee. 
    We will meet via "Google Meet" for up to 1 hr. The link is included in this invite.  

    The following Officers MUST attend. 

    The Worshipful Master

    The Jr. & Sr. Warden

    The Treasurer

    The Secretary

    The Lodge Hall Association President

    Please join us for this important meeting. This will enable us to connect on a more regular timeframe, and keep our work moving forward. 

    Please accept this meeting to Sync your calendar. You will also receive email updates, to agenda items, and reminders to this event.

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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

    Family Parlor 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 -- the only game here is bragging rights!  Bring a friend and receive a bonus gift!

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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

    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. 

    Save to your calendar

November 17, 2023
  • November 17, 2023

    William Pettus- 50 Year Golden Veteran, Fresno, CA

    November 17, 2023

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November 24, 2023
  • November 24, 2023

    Executive Committee meeting via zoom

    November 24, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    The Grand Master of California has required us to meet as a standing Executive Committee. 
    We will meet via "Google Meet" for up to 1 hr. The link is included in this invite.  

    The following Officers MUST attend. 

    The Worshipful Master

    The Jr. & Sr. Warden

    The Treasurer

    The Secretary

    The Lodge Hall Association President

    Please join us for this important meeting. This will enable us to connect on a more regular timeframe, and keep our work moving forward. 

    Please accept this meeting to Sync your calendar. You will also receive email updates, to agenda items, and reminders to this event.

    Save to your calendar

November 28, 2023
  • November 28, 2023

    Officer School of Instruction 6-9pm (to be held in Salinas)

    November 28, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Save to your calendar

December 6, 2023
  • December 6, 2023

    Family Parlor Night fundraiser $20/person

    December 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 -- the only game here is bragging rights!  Bring a friend and receive a bonus gift!

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December 9, 2023
  • December 9, 2023

    TENTATIVE family honor WB Bates, 50 years Master Mason and St John Holiday feast

    December 9, 2023

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

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  • December 9, 2023

    Texas Lodge Stated Meeting

    December 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

December 22, 2023
  • December 22, 2023

    Executive Committee meeting via zoom

    December 22, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    The Grand Master of California has required us to meet as a standing Executive Committee. 
    We will meet via "Google Meet" for up to 1 hr. The link is included in this invite.  

    The following Officers MUST attend. 

    The Worshipful Master

    The Jr. & Sr. Warden

    The Treasurer

    The Secretary

    The Lodge Hall Association President

    Please join us for this important meeting. This will enable us to connect on a more regular timeframe, and keep our work moving forward. 

    Please accept this meeting to Sync your calendar. You will also receive email updates, to agenda items, and reminders to this event.

    Save to your calendar

January 3, 2024
  • January 3, 2024

    Family Parlor Night fundraiser $20/person

    January 3, 2024 @ 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 -- the only game here is bragging rights!  Bring a friend and receive a bonus gift!

    Save to your calendar

January 13, 2024
  • January 13, 2024

    Texas Lodge Stated Meeting

    January 13, 2024 @ 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

January 17, 2024
January 26, 2024
  • January 26, 2024

    Executive Committee meeting via zoom

    January 26, 2024 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    The Grand Master of California has required us to meet as a standing Executive Committee. 
    We will meet via "Google Meet" for up to 1 hr. The link is included in this invite.  

    The following Officers MUST attend. 

    The Worshipful Master

    The Jr. & Sr. Warden

    The Treasurer

    The Secretary

    The Lodge Hall Association President

    Please join us for this important meeting. This will enable us to connect on a more regular timeframe, and keep our work moving forward. 

    Please accept this meeting to Sync your calendar. You will also receive email updates, to agenda items, and reminders to this event.

    Save to your calendar

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Where is my dues card? How to pay your dues

In 2020 the Grand Lodge of California changed the way in which we pay our dues and what a “dues cards” is. (its digital, not a physical card anymore) Here are the facts you need to know. Dues Cards: All Freemasons in California must have an iMember 2.0 account. Dues cards are now signed by […]

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he December 10th stated meeting of Texas Lodge no. 46 Free & Accepted Masons of California was opened upon the first degree of Masonry in San Juan Bautista California, to conduct regular business, and the installation of 2023 Officers. This Lodge of  Masons opened at 10:00am with Worshipful Brother Raymond E. Hill IV PM in […]

January 2023 Trestleboard

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  In the December 2022 issue of the California Freemason magazine, Texas Lodge no.46 is featured in the “Small Town Masonry” article. For a building tour click here: Download Building Tour Excerpts: “Kevin Herrick, the assistant lodge secretary at Texas № 46, in San Juan Bautista, puts it plainly. “Our purpose as a lodge is […]

Texas-46 Fundraising Supports Local Youth and Homeless

Eve Mata and Christina Leon, who administer the H.O.M.E. Resource Center in Hollister, California, receive fundraiser proceeds from representatives of Texas Lodge #46, in support of their local shelter and food provision programs. On November 12, 2022 Texas Lodge held a fundraiser to benefit local youth and homeless programs. Texas Lodge, like all California Masonic […]

November 12th Stated Meeting of Texas Lodge no.46

he November 12th stated meeting of Texas Lodge no. 46 Free & Accepted Masons of California was opened upon the 623rd page of our Bible in San Juan Bautista California. This Lodge of E.A. Masons opened at 10:16AM with Worshipful Brother Raymond E. Hill IV PM in the East,  Brother Damir Hermann PM in the […]

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?

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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

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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

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At a Masonic Cemetery, a Forever Home

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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.

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