Instituted May 12, 1874


Greetings Brethren,

My heart is heavy this communication. We are in the midst of some turbulent times. I have watched, as I am sure many of you have the current events unfolding around our nation and as of late rather close to home. Witnessing these events, my heart goes out to all involved. The feelings of fear for friends and loved ones living in the affected areas made me realize a much larger picture. In the world we live in, right now there are places devastated by war, plagued by famine, and ruled by fear. The fear of harm and destruction is a daily occurrence in these places. We are blessed to live in a country where these things are not a daily concern. I hope that we as a people can see our way clear to find resolutions to all the problems that plague us, together


I would like to leave you with just one thought my Brothers. It's a prayer that I remember as a child, hanging on the wall of my grandmother's kitchen. It has never held more meaning for me than in this moment.

The Prayer of Saint Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.

O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console,
To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
It is in dying to self that we are born to eternal life.

Regardless of your specific faith my Brethren please think on these words. Let us as Freemasons strive to effect change by example. I wish you all a peaceful and safe summer and will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers until we meet again.

Sincerely and Fraternally

Tony Gonnella

Worshipful Master

Quote of the month:

"Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday."

Bro. John Wayne

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