The Grand Lodge of the
Most Ancient and Honorable Society of Free & Accepted
Masons for the State of New Jersey
PLARIDEL LODGE No. 302 Free & Accepted Masons
Constituted June 15, 2009 Communications Are Held at 4:00 P.M. on the Second Saturday of every month Except in July and August
JERSEY CITY MASONIC CENTER
87 Hutton Street Jersey City, NJ 07307
December 1, 2013
Brethren: I am honored to have served as your Worshipful Master this year. My tenure was equal parts exhilarating and enriching as we reached out and invited back absentee brothers, built purposeful mentoring relationships for new brothers, and increased our visibility in and support of District and Grand Lodge programs.
I thank my officers for their friendship and allegiance throughout this indelible adventure. And I thank you, my brothers, for your heartening support of my initiatives and programs this year.
November 1, 2013
As my term as Worshipful Master comes to an end, I hope to impart the practice of the true meaning of reciprocity. We must all realize the importance of reciprocity within our lodges and in our everyday lives. From my message earlier this year:
October 1, 2013
Autumn is here, and winter is coming.
The summer months were a revelation. The success of our social and fundraising events, including the reception for the Grand Master of the Philippines, was inspiring to our brothers and their families.
Your continued attendance at these activities shows your confidence in and support for our lodge. Your active participation is the mark of a true and faithful brother mason
September 1, 2013
What’s next for the new master mason
As we complete the process for the petitioner to become a master mason and a member of our lodge, we must remember to continue to nurture and involve him in lodge activities.
June 1, 2013
In March, I sent a personal letter to our brothers whom we have not seen at any lodge events since they joined our lodge a few years back. I shared with them our recent lodge activities and upcoming events. I then followed up with a phone call to each one. Out of the 28 brothers, only 5 responded and explained that their absence was work-related. We do not know what has happened with 23 of our brothers.
May 1, 2013
RECIPROCITY is a relationship in which there is mutual action, influence, and giving-and-taking between two parties. Similarly, the mid-16th century expression, Ka me, Ka thee, refers to doing a good deed for another after which the favor will be returned. Like the proverbial Do unto others as you would have them do unto you, reciprocity implies service to others, cooperation, and watching out for each other.
April 1, 2013
Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth
These three virtues are the foundations upon which Freemasonry is built.
Brotherly love, as directed towards all mankind, especially to other Masons. As a true mason, we should show tolerance and respect for the opinions of others and behave with kindness and understanding to them. By the exercise of brotherly love, we are taught to regard the whole human being as one family. And that we are to aid, support, and protect each other regardless of sect, opinion, and nationality.
March 1, 2013
Brother, where art thou?
We admire our brother masons who persevere and dedicate their livesto Masonry. These brothers continue to pursue knowledge, ethics and leadership, which bring more meaning to their lives and to the fraternity.
February 1, 2013
Masonry is a body of knowledge and a system of ethics based on the belief that each man has a responsibility to improve himself while being devoted to his family, faith, country, and fraternity. We should be guided by the enduring and relevant tenets of our fraternity–Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth–and our core values, which include:
Ethics: that our lives are based on honor and integrity and believing that honesty, compassion, trust, and knowledge are important.