On the morning of July 9, fourteen Masons at the Woburn H.E.LP. program provided 80 + people with health/hospital equipment like walkers, wheelchairs and hospital beds.
Over 60 participants spent a part of their weekend on the walk that covered just over a mile in the historic seaport in the 19th Masonic District. Most were a part of the Masonic family but there was a fair number of the general public that were interested in the history and architecture of New Bedford and how Freemasons helped shape the city
Massachusetts Masons, their children, and grandchildren who will be attending an accredited educational institution as a full-time, undergraduate student are eligible to apply for a Grand Lodge Scholarship Grant.Since 1995, the Grand Lodge Scholarship Program has awarded over $9.2 million in grants.
The Masonic Education and Charity Trust (M. E. & C. T.) is the steward of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts’ charitable funds. The M. E. & C. T. enables the Grand Lodge to carry out its mission of providing Relief for distressed worth Brethren and their families, and to support many other worthy charitable causes.
Freemasonry, sometimes just called Masonry, is the world’s oldest and largest Fraternity. It aims to promote Friendship, Morality, and Brotherly Love among its members — men from every race, religion, opinion, and background — who are brought together as Brothers to develop and strengthen the bonds of friendship.
A widely accepted theory among Masonic scholars is that it arose from the stonemasons’ guilds during the Middle Ages. The language and symbols used in the fraternity’s rituals come from this era. The oldest document that makes reference to Masons is the Regius Poem, printed about 1390, which was a copy of an earlier work. In 1717, four lodges in London formed the first Grand Lodge of England, and records from that point on are more complete