Palestine Lodge No. 189

Ancient Free & Accepted Masons - Catonsville, Maryland - Since 1891


Welcome to Palestine Lodge No. 189, a Lodge of Maryland Freemasons, their families, and friends located in Catonsville, Maryland, USA.  Freemasons endeavor to follow the principles of brotherly love, charity for all, and the pursuit of truth to build their character and grow as human beings.  The motto of the fraternity is, “We make good men better.”

Our Lodge was founded in 1891 and named after the founder’s hometown of Palestine, Texas.  Since 1903 we have occupied the beautiful stone Masonic Temple located at 837 Frederick Road at the corner of Newburg Ave. (Main Street, Catonsville). Our membership reflects the Masonic principle of equality.  They come from diverse economic backgrounds, occupations, religions, races, and origins.  We meet “On the Level.”  Our foundation is a common belief in God.

This website contains information about the Freemason fraternity in general and our Lodge in particular.  We hope you will find it interesting.  Please contact us if you have any questions.

Kris Uebersax  (you-ber-sax)
Worshipful Master
Palestine Lodge No. 189 AF&AM
Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of Maryland

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Are you a Regular Master Mason and wanting to visit, we would love to have you join us for an evening.  To learn more about our Lodge, location and meeting times please visit us at our contact page and fill out our visitation form – so we may properly prepare for your visit.  Look forward to seeing you soon.

125 Years of Brotherhood in the Heart of Catonsville, Maryland

125 Years Serving Catonsville

Lodge Officers

Stated Meetings

Palestine Lodge meets the Second (2nd.) and Forth (4th.) Thursday of each month.

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Our Event Calendar

Welcoming New Members

Palestine Membership, and Growing...


Membership appeals to men of every race, religion, nationality, or opinion, who meet three basic qualifications: Good Moral and Social Character, a Belief in a Supreme Being, and Reside in Maryland.

Ancient Tradition

Many men wonder why they were not asked to join our Fraternity.  As it turns out – you must ask to join, and should not be personlly solicited.

Part of History

Palestine Lodge was Founded in 1891.  Many notable residents that helped build this community have enjoyed membership at Palestine Lodge No. 189.

Getting Started

If you are a man of good character seeking membership, here are a few steps to become a candidate at Palestine Lodge.

News & Events


Annual Family Picnic 2017

Lodge members and member families, please join us for our Annual Family Picnic. Palestine Lodge No. 189 Annual Family Picnic Saturday September 30, 2017 12 Noon to 4 PM Patapsco Valley State Park - Hollofield Area (Pavilion #300) 8020 Baltimore National Pike Ellicott...

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Lodge No. 189 – Polos and Caps now available

Lodge No. 189 is proud to present our latest lodge polo shirts and caps. Currently only available at Meetings and Limited Events: Lodge Members to buy your polo ($25) and cap ($15) please join us at any stated meeting, or this Independence Day in Catonsville, as we...

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71st. Annual Catonsville 4th of July Parade

Date: Tue July 4, 2017 Time: 2pm Where: Montrose Road - look for us between Idlewile Ave and Tredegar Ave. Or, at Palestine Lodge by 1:30. Dress: Dark Blue t-shirt or polo, khaki pants Brethren, Come Rain or Shine*, we will be stepping off to March in the 71st Annual...

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  • DeMolay CouncilDecember 17, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Palestine Lodge #189, Banquet Hall  

    Meeting in banquet hall.

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  • Art RedmondJanuary 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Palestine Lodge #189 Banquet Hall  

    Family Event

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Making Good Men Better

Since 1891

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Palestine Masonic Lodge No. 189

Ancient Free & Accepted Masons – Catonsville, Maryland