Texas Lodge No. 46 F. & A.M. of California

Making true friends,
improving yourself, having an impact

What is Freemasonry?

Masonry is the world’s first and largest fraternal organization.  It is guided by the enduring belief that each man has a responsibility to make the world a better place.

For 300 years, Freemasonry has enhanced and strengthened the character of individual men by providing opportunities for fellowship, charity, and the search for truth – within ourselves and the larger world.

In 2019 there were 46,443 Masons in California, across 335 Lodges. Our members represent the entire spectrum of diversity. We welcome men of all faiths, nationalities, and cultures.

Freemasons in the United States of America donate $2,600,000. dollars per day, to charity. That is almost a billion dollars annually, or  $949,000.000. The most popularly known charity is the network of 22 Shriner Children hospitals throughout North America, but there are many others. Charity and making the world a better place is one of the key tenants of Freemasonry.

Our Mission and Our Historic Lodge

Welcome to the door of our Masonic Lodge, and thank you for visiting. Texas Lodge No. 46 of California, was founded in 1853 by Masons who immigrated from Texas, drawn to the fertile opportunities available in what was then the recently-organized California Republic, which at the time was only 4 years old.

Texas Lodge has been serving as a Beacon of Brotherhood for friends and fellows ever since those early days in 1853 when the founders came to San Juan Bautista, California.

The Texas Lodge Masonic Hall built in 1869 has been in continuous use, with stated meetings being held each and every, second Saturday of the Month, for over 150 years.

You have a life story to write and a life journey to live.  You are able to make it a SPECTACULAR history.  ENTER to find friends with warm smiles, welcoming hands, and supportive friendship.  We call that “BROTHERHOOD” and we are genuine about it.

LIFE is an individual journey of learning and development that we experience together. Visit our lodge, and help us make each other’s lives EXTRAORDINARY!

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Rewards of Being a Freemason

Making True Friends

Masonry is a community of men and their families who share similar beliefs and values. The fraternity finds it important to connect with other men of honor, compassion, love, trust, and knowledge, regardless of their race, color, religious beliefs, political views, sexual orientation, physical ability, citizenship, or national origin. We are friends and brothers, and are connected through this vital and uplifting organization of moral men.

Improving Ourselves

Our continuing pursuit of truth, knowledge, ethics, and leadership skills makes us better men and brings more meaning to our lives. Learning the tenets of Freemasonry, paired with being an active part of our community, gives us the opportunity to develop leadership and organizational skills, and builds self-discipline through commitment and self-confidence.

Having an Impact

As a member of the Freemasons, the Grand Lodge of California, and Texas Lodge No. 46, we are a part of a worldwide organization that values tradition, history, and timeless wisdom.

The traditions and core values of our fraternity are meaningful today and will endure for centuries to come because of our direct impact in our community, through our charities, and on a personal level.

How to become a Freemason?

Texas Lodge membership is open to men 18 and older who meet the qualifications and standards of character and intention, and who believe in a Supreme Being.  Men of all ethnic and religious backgrounds are welcome.

One of Freemasonry’s customs is not to solicit members – men must seek membership on their own initiative. Anyone is welcome to request information about the fraternity.

If you are interested in applying for membership to our lodge, now is a good time to start. Please contact us to schedule a visit during an event, or request more information. You can send us an email at sanjuanbautistatxlodge46@gmail.com  It is a journey of a lifetime, you will cherish forever.

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Stated Meeting Second Saturday. Breakfast @ 9:00am, since 1854.

November 13, 2021
  • November 13, 2021

    Stated Breakfast w/ Horseless Carriage Club

    November 13, 2021 @ 8:45 am - 10:15 am

    The HorselessCarriage group of pre-WWI vehicles will be visiting our Lodge to join us forbreakfast on September 11th. Right before our regular Stated Meeting.

    Brother Jim Riley ofSalinas Lodge 204 is a member of the Club and will be guiding the group. Please RSVP to the Master or Secretary of the Lodge, so we know how many fixings to put on the Griddle.

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Trestleboard, News & History

Dr. Kevin Herrick P.M. Public Service Education on COVID-19

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March & April Stated Meetings Postponed due to the Wuhan Corona-virus.

A Message about Masonic Meetings Dear lodge leaders, I hope you and your family are safe and healthy and managing well through this current crisis.   The grand master and executive committee have been inspired by the number of virtual lodge gatherings happening on Zoom and other conferencing apps.  These gatherings keep us connected and provide […]

Attire, The History of how a gentlemen might clothe oneself?

While the Brethren of Texas Lodge no.46 being pioneers and cattlemen, have traditionally focused on a attire of a more perfunctory style, an interest in history is a common trait among Masons. As such, I thought it might be beneficial to share some historical context found while browsing the web. Many Lodges today, wear a […]

February Stated Meeting: 2-8-2020

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January 18th, 2020: The First Degree of Zachary Monk

As the smoke cleared, we welcomed a new brother to the Fraternity. Brother Zachary Monk was made a Mason, on this eventful Saturday upon which a special meeting was held. The Brethren enjoyed the good ole’ hearly breafast fixings of Charles “ChuckWagon” Baylacq and Worshipful Ray E. Hill IV P.M. French Toast, and Breakfast Sausage, […]

Masonic Membership over the Past Century

Hopefully you have read the latest 2019 Annual report, which shows Freemasonry in California is poised for growth again, for the first time in 53 years of decline.   Below are a few of the highlights and some historical perspective. “Membership in 2019 was nearly flat at 46,443. Compared with 53 years of contraction, that […]

The Freemason’s Cipher: What is it? Decoded….

Secret Manhattan: The Headstone of Brother James Leeson, and the Masonic Cipher. By Laetitia Barbier July 29, 2013 As Published on AltaObscura.com Squeezed between towering skyscrapers, Trinity Church in Lower Manhattan and its adjacent cemetery is a one-of-a-kind sanctuary, a curious contrast reminding us of the city’s past. The grave of James Leeson, is a […]

January 11th 2020 Stated Meeting & Trestleboard

Texas Lodge No.46 Free and Accepted Masons of California, held its stated meeting for the month of January 11th, at 10:03am. The brothers that could squeeze in and find a place to sit in the very crowded dining room enjoyed a hearty breakfast of French Toast, Sausage, Granola, Yogurt, Mandarin Oranges, Tea and Coffee. The […]

A Prescription for this historic day of Impeachment: Education

On this historic date, we embark on the third Presidential impeachment in the history of our beloved United States of America. Today, I make a motion for all citizens of the world, to seek more light.  Now that WE find ourselves in this situation, WE THE PEOPLE, must LEARN and seek light to  understand how […]

December 14th Stated Meeting & Trestleboard

Texas Lodge No.46 Free and Accepted Masons of California, held its stated meeting for the month of December on the 14th day, at 10am. There were 16 Masons in attendance.  Proceedings suitable for public dissemination are noted below: Investigation Committee Report: The Application for Affiliation of Richard Goldstein has been accepted, and the unanimous ballot […]

Video-Masonic History of the USA

This 1960’s vintage “periscope” black and white film, recounts the unique sequence of events, which brought the USA into being. The emblematic square and compass is forever tied to the founding of freedom in the USA. Invest 25 minutes to learn about the history of the USA, and your Masonic Brothers who were involved in […]

November 9th Stated Meeting & Trestleboard

Election of Officers for 2020 Spirited and just Nominations and an ensuing Election, was held at the November Stated Meeting. Please welcome the Worshipful Master Elect of  Texas  Lodge No. 46 Brother Robert Robbins Applications for Degrees & Affiliation:  We have received and read aloud in the November Stated meeting, an application for affiliation from Mr. Richard […]

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