Palestine Lodge No. 189

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

Charles Matulewicz

Charles Matulewicz

Worshipful Master


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.

Palestine Lodge No. 189 AF&AM

Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of Maryland


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You can learn more information about Freemasonry generally, and Palestine Lodge specifically in the Becoming a Mason section, which contains additional insight.



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

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Stated Meetings

Palestine Lodge Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the Month at 7:30. We welcome visitors.
*Please note the Lodge is at recess the months of June, July and August.

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Welcoming New Members


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.

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News & Events


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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  • DeMolay Regular meetingJanuary 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Palestine Lodge #189, Regular DeMolay meeting  

    Regular DeMolay meeting (1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month)

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  • DeMolay Regular meetingJanuary 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm, DeMolay regular meeting  

    Regular DeMolay meeting (1st and 3rd Tuesdays, every month)

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  • Art Redmond EventJanuary 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm,     See more details

  • DeMolay - Dining HallFebruary 3, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Palestine Lodge #189 Dining Hall  

    DeMolay is having an event, this day.

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  • DeMolay Regular meetingFebruary 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Palestine Lodge #189, Regular DeMolay meeting  

    Regular DeMolay meeting (1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month)

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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