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)
Palestine Lodge No. 189 AF&AM
Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of Maryland
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Visiting?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
Palestine Lodge meets the Second (2nd.) and Forth (4th.) Thursday of each month.
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Palestine Membership, and Growing...
Qualifications?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 TraditionMany 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 HistoryPalestine Lodge was Founded in 1891. Many notable residents that helped build this community have enjoyed membership at Palestine Lodge No. 189.
Getting StartedIf you are a man of good character seeking membership, here are a few steps to become a candidate at Palestine Lodge.
News & Events
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more