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. That is 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 of 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 was completed in 1869 has been in continuous use, with stated meetings being held each and every, second Saturday of the Month, for over 150 years. Come join us for breakfast and meet some new friends.
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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org It is a journey of a lifetime, you will cherish forever.
The Hiram Award The Hiram award is the single highest honor a Mason in California may receive, if so elected by committee. It is awarded by the Grand Lodge of the Masonic Jurisdiction, and presented by the regional inspector. Each Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons has the ability to award this lifetime achievement award […]
The Stated Meeting of May, was held via Zoom with a few fully vaccinated Brothers attending at the Lodge, on Saturday the 8th at 10:00AM. With all Brethren in attendance confirmed to be Masons, and Covid-19 free, the Lodge was opened at 10:05AM. The Master lead the brethren in the pledge of allegiance to the […]
The Stated Meeting of April, was held via Zoom, on Saturday the 10th at 10:00AM. With all Brethren in attendance confirmed to be Masons, the Lodge was opened at 10:02AM. The Master lead the brethren in the pledge of allegiance to the flag, of our great nation. Previous Meeting Minutes: The minutes of the virtual […]
Reposted from: HRH Prince Philip 68 Years a Mason (essexfreemasons.org.uk) HRH Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh 68 Years a Subscribing Freemason and The Temple That Never Was. The Brethren of the Province of Essex, especially our Royal Navy veterans, send their Fraternal Congratulations to HRH Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh on being a fully paid […]
The Stated Meeting of March, was held via Zoom, on Saturday the 13th at 10AM. With all Brethren in attendance confirmed to be Masons, the Lodge was opened at 10:08AM. The Master Lead the Brethren in the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag, of our great nation. Previous Meeting Minutes: The minutes of the […]
The Stated Meeting of February, was held via Zoom, on Saturday the 13th at 10AM. With all Brethren in attendance confirmed to be Masons, the Lodge was opened at 10:05AM. The Master Lead the Brethren in the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag, of our great nation. Previous Meeting Minutes: The minutes of the Virtual […]
The Stated Meeting of January, was held via Zoom, on Saturday the 9th at 10AM, recent and fresh in its technology, but as it has been done since 1854. With all Brethren in attendance confirmed to be Masons, the Lodge was opened at 10:09AM. The Master Lead the Brethren in the Pledge of Allegiance to […]
On the 2nd of January 6021 Anno Lucis at, the officers of Texas Lodge no.46 were Virtually Installed into their respective offices via a Zoom meeting. The Virtual Special meeting was opened on the First Degree of Masonry, at 5pm. As the Brethren and guests peaceably shuffled into the Virtual house of the Fraternity, it was […]
The Virtual Stated Meeting of December was held on Saturday the 12th, at 10AM, as it has been done, since 1854. With all Brethren in attendance confirmed to be Masons, the Lodge was virtually opened at 10:13AM. Reading of the Previous Meeting Minutes: The minutes of the Virtual Stated Meeting of November were approved as […]
The Stated Meeting of November was held on Saturday the 14th, at 10AM as it has been done, since 1854, but this time it was unique and a first for the Lodge. At the recently completed 171st Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of California, the Masonic Code was amended to allow for virtual (online) […]
How and where did the American Revolution get its start? In the “Freemason’s Arms” Pub, which was previously been known as the “Green Dragon Tavern”. The inscription on the painting above reads: “Where we met to Plan the Consignment of a few Shipments of Tea, 1775.” If you want to learn more, enjoy this Online […]
Dear Brothers, I would like to share with you the Masonic Speaker Series. The Masons of California have launched an exciting new live, digital Masonic Speakers Series featuring enlightening lectures on a range of topics. See the entire lineup today—or, if you’ve missed one, catch up on past lectures below. To view, click the ‘Watch Now’ button […]