News & Announcements
Welcome to the Shiloh-MacCalla Lodge Masonic Lodge web site. Our Lodge is located at Main and Church Streets in Souderton, Pennsylvania. If you'd like to learn more about freemasonry, please read our frequently asked questions. If you'd like to contact us with questions, or to be considered for membership, our membership page will point you in the right direction.
Stated Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Dinner is served beforehand at 6:00pm. Visitors and guests are welcome for dinner. Any Master Mason from a recognized Masonic Lodge, holding a current dues card is welcome to attend the Stated Meeting. If you are traveling, and have never visited Shiloh-MacCalla Lodge, we recommend you arrive a few minutes prior to the start of the meeting, so that you may be examined and admitted.
We encourage members and visitors from other recognized Lodges to join our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/Shiloh558/.
Officers for the 2021 Masonic Year
Senior Master of Ceremonies:
Junior Master of Ceremonies:
Gregory L. Watts, PM
June is here and our final Stated Meeting until we pause for the summer.
The Hall Committee have plans underway for the renovation of the kitchen. The renovation combined with the continued relaxation of restrictions point toward a resumption of our pre-meeting meals come September.
The Grand Master has eliminated the need to fill out "COVID release forms and our meetings may now hold up to 50% of building capacity so there is now no need to pre-arrange attendance at meetings. Additionally masks are no longer required for Brethren who have been vaccinated for the COVID 19 virus.
Brethren, I hope you are all well and safe and I look forward to seeing you at the June Stated Meeting.
Keith A Curtis, WM
In addition, you can pay your Initiation Fee here at $362 (vs. $350).
A Stated Meeting of MacCalla Lodge No.596, Free and Accepted Masons will be held in MacCalla Lodge Hall, Main and Church Streets, Souderton, Pennsylvania on:
MONDAY EVENING April 11, 2011
At 7:00 o’clock, P.M.
REGULAR ORDER OF BUSINESS
The 83rd Annual Shad Night will commence at 6 O’CLOCK P.M.
There will be $15.00 charge for dinner.
An EXTRA MEETING of MacCalla Lodge No. 596, Free and Accepted Masons will be held in MacCalla Lodge Hall, Main and Church Streets, Souderton, Pennsylvania for the purpose of conferring a degree on MONDAY EVENING, April 25, 2011 at 7:00 o’clock P.M.
FELLOWCRAFT MASONS DEGREE
All Recommenders are required to attend the extra meeting to support the candidate.
Masonic Education will be held on Monday April 4, 2011 at 7:00 PM, at MacCalla Lodge Hall, Main and Church Streets, Souderton, Pennsylvania. All Lodge Officers and all Candidates are required to attend. Past Masters are requested to attend to assist with Masonic Education. Any Lodge members who are interested in Masonic Education are invited to attend. Brethren, your participating in this Lodge activity is encouraged.
A Practice for the conferral of the degree will be held on Monday April 18, 2011 at 7:00 PM at MacCalla Lodge Hall, Main and Church Streets, Souderton, Pennsylvania. All Lodge Officers are required to attend. It is requested that Recommenders attend to act as guide for your candidate. Training will be supplied.
MacCalla Lodge now has a new mailing address:
Please use this address for all Lodge correspondence.
Please notify the Worshipful Master or any of the Sunshine/Visitation Committee members of any Shut-in or Hospitalized Brethren.
If any member is in need of Transportation to attend lodge meetings please contact the Worshipful Master.
By Order of the Worshipful Master
Marc T Holloway.
PLEASE NOTE: You may now park in the Church parking lot for the meeting on Monday Night.
Throughout history, there have been many misconceptions about membership in the Masonic fraternity. Many good and worthy men have remained outside of Freemasonry because of lack of understanding, or misunderstanding of our purpose, our requirements for membership, or how to become a Mason.
Historically, Masons have been prohibited from "recruiting" worthy men from among their family, friends, business associates, fellow congregants, etc. This prohibition has been relaxed in some jurisdictions, including Pennsylvania. If you have known a man who is a Mason, and been somewhat put off because he has never invited you to join, please know that he may have wanted to for a very long time. If you know a man whom you believe to be a Mason, you should ask him about his involvement, and how you can gather more information to decide whether Freemasonry is for you.
We seek good men. Men of character, good judgment, a reputation of good conduct, and a proper standing in society. This is not to say that only professional or executive men can be Masons. Quite the contrary! Our fraternity traces its roots to the Stone Mason Guilds of medieval times, and even further back by legend.
In Pennsylvania, you must be a man of mature age (18 or older), who wishes to be connected with our fraternity. You must also affirm your belief in a Supreme Being, and the immortality of the soul. Freemansonry does NOT dictate a set of religious beliefs to a member , instead charging him to worship as his conscience demands.
A friend or family member who is a Mason can acquire a blank petition for you. Or you may download one here. The petition must be filled out in its entirety. Shiloh-MacCalla Lodge requires that you also remit a fee of $350 with your petition. If you know a Mason, he may become one of your recommenders. If not, men from this Lodge will contact you, and become your recommenders.
From that time, there is a process that we follow. It may seem slow to you, but everything has its proper place and time in Freemasonry
If you a good man of worthy character and reputation, we would be honored to consider your petition for membership in our ancient and honorable fraternity.
The 6th Masonic District School of Instruction has two monthly meetings. All officers, and others interested in enhancing their ritual knowledge are strongly encouraged to attend.
Two monthly meetings are held the first and third Wednesdays at the Fritz Lodge No. 308 in Conshohocken.