ABOUT FREEMASONRY...

Making good men better...

Masonry is the world's first and largest fraternal organization, and is based on the belief that each man has a responsibility to help make the world a better place. Through our culture of philanthropy, we make a profound difference for our brothers, our families, our communities, and our future.

 

The mission of the Masons of California, to foster personal growth and improve the lives of others, is carried out through Masonic principles and tradition. 

 

Our mission is guided by the enduring and relevant principles of our fraternity:

 

  • Brotherly love. Masons are taught to treat all humanity as one family -- regardless of our background or worldly honors.  This principle unites men of every country, religion, and opinion; and build true friendships among those who might otherwise have never crossed paths.

 

  • Relief. Masonry teaches us the responsibility of relieving the distress of all humanity -- but particularly our brother Masons, who are linked together by an indissoluble chain of sincere affection.  This bond forms the basis of our lasting friendships and connections with one another.

 

  • Truth. We stay true to our personal code of conduct and ethics - honor, integrity, personal responsibility, and the continuous pursuit of knowledge.  Masons are taught to dispel hypocrisy and deceit; and to plainly deal with all in our community.

 

We are committed to engaging and retaining members and their families through an enhanced, sustaining, and relevant membership experience. Fellowship, family, and lifelong learning are important to us. Leadership development and Masonic education are offered in a variety of formats to assist members in their continuous pursuit of knowledge, helping them excel both inside and outside the fraternity.