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.

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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 into the process of joining.

You can complete a contact form, concerning your interest in joining by clicking the button below.

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125 Years of Brotherhood in the Heart of Catonsville, Maryland

125 Years Serving Catonsville

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Stated Meetings

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

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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.

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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.

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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


Anniversary Table Lodge

Members of Palestine Lodge Please join us for our 125th Anniversary Table Lodge. Speaker: Charles J. Matulewicz, PM. The beginnings of Palestine Lodge SAVE THE DATE: October 22, 2016 - Social hour at 6:00, Seating for dinner at 6:30. Details to follow... Table Lodge...

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Disaster Appeal for Louisiana

Fueled by drenching rainstorms, massive flooding in Louisiana has damaged and destroyed many homes and buildings, with some 70,000 persons reportedly displaced. Described as “mammoth” and “catastrophic” flooding, conditions were caused by huge rainfall.  For example,...

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  • Grand Lodge 5K Run-Walk "Storm the Castle"April 1, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am,  

    Hey all you runners, joggers and even walkers...Come join us for this fun new event. The five kilometer course traverses the Grand Lodge campus and the surrounding area and is sure to be a unique challenge as we "storm" the castle at Bonnie Blink. Proceeds from the race will benefit Truckin 4 Troops - a charity dedicated to serving wounded soldiers at Walter Reed and their families. The cost is just $30 per entrant, and all registered runners will receive a special commemorative t-shirt. To register just go online to

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  • Regular Communication. Casual Night! Dinner 6:30April 13, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm,     See more details

  • Grand Master's Bull & Oyster RoastApril 23, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm,     See more details

Making Good Men Better

Since 1891

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Palestine Masonic Lodge No. 189

Ancient Free & Accepted Masons – Catonsville, Maryland