Over 125 years of Brotherhood.

We are a Lodge of Maryland Freemasons, our families, and friends located in the heart of Catonsville, serving the Catonsville/Ellicott City Community.

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Masonry Benefits Men & the Community.

High Expectations

The calling of a Freemason is a high one and one should never suffer oneself to depart from it.


Loyalty to home, to country and to the Craft is expected at all times.


Patriotism is a bounden duty and one must not countenance disloyalty or rebellion.


Freemasonry recognizes that all men, whether Masons or not, are Brothers by birth, endowed with the same nature, and sharing the same hopes.


That Freemasonry champions the cause of the widow, the fatherless, the weak, and the distressed.

Time-honored Virtues

Virtues cherished by our forefathers are to be observed among Masons and that humanity, patience, charity, and gentleness are among the hallmarks of purity and integrity of character.

Brotherly love, charity for all

Freemasons endeavor to follow the principles of brotherly love, charity for all, and the pursuit of truth to build our character and grow as human beings. The motto of the fraternity is, “We make good men better.” We are always looking for opportunities for community service.


Founded in 1891

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.


Our membership reflects the Masonic principle of equality. We come from diverse economic backgrounds, occupations, religions, races, and origins. We meet “On the Level.” Our foundation is a common belief in God.

If we may be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Past & Current Tributes

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    My thanks to the Brothers of the Palestine Lodge #189
    Red Skelton
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    Best Fraternal Wishes to Palestine Lodge #189
    Barry Goldwater
    US Senator – Arizona
  • Sincere good wishes to my Brothers at Palestine Lodge #189 Catonsville Maryland. Mid Day #188 – Portland, Oregon
    Mel Blanc
    American Animator
  • Congratulations Note: To the Palestine Lodge Sincerely Roy Acuff.
    Roy Acuff
    American County Music Singer
  • 5
    To Palestine Lodge #189, Congratulations on the 100th.
    Gerald R. Ford
    US President
  • 5
    To the Palestine Lodge #189 Trails of Happiness
    Roy Rogers
    American Singer & Actor
  • 5
    To Palestine Lodge #189 "Happy 100th"
    Danny Thomas
    Entertainer & Philanthropist