Welcome to Carrollton Masonic Lodge #1400
CARROLLTON LODGE No. 1400, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, is a fraternal organization of Freemasons that acts and conducts business according to the constitution, laws, and edicts of The Grand Lodge of Texas. It is not a religious organization, although it does require a belief in a supreme being.
Its goals are to advance the moral and social interests of its membership; to foster good citizenship, honest industry and upright living; to cultivate the exercise of charity in its best and broadest sense; to assist the widows and orphans of its deceased members; to stimulate friendship, harmony and brotherly love, and generally to promote, in its own way, the happiness of mankind --- it is a Fraternity of good men, linked together by honorable and indissoluble bonds, to accomplish these noble purposes, eschewing all interests in factional politics and sectarian religion and free from the dictation of both.
Who are Masons>
Men from all walks of life and all creeds and religions. Husbands, fathers, wage earners, retirees, neighbors, friends, church members, etc. - Men trying to be their best in all their roles. Being a Mason can make you a better man. Take a look through these questions and then ask yourself, "Can joining the Masons of Texas help me better myself through service to others?".
What is Masonry?
Masonry is a worldwide fraternity with the singular purpose of making good men better. It is neither a forum nor a place for worship. Instead, it is a friend to all religions which are based on the belief in one God. Masonry, or Freemasonry, is a fraternity so old that its origins have been lost in time. It probably started with the guilds of stonemasons who built the great castles and cathedrals of the Middle Ages and might have been influenced by the Knights Templar, a group of Christian warrior monks formed in 1118 to help protect pilgrims making trips to the Holy Land during the Crusades. Masonry was formalized in 1717 when the first "Grand Lodge" was formed in England. Today, there are about 13,200 Masonic lodges in the U.S., as well as thousands of others in countries throughout the world.
What is a Masonic Lodge?
The word "lodge" refers to two things: a group of Masons meeting in a particular place and the place in which they meet. The term, "lodge," comes from the structures which the medieval stonemasons built against the sides of the cathedrals during construction. During the winter, when construction work was stopped, they lived in their lodges and worked at carving stone. Masonic buildings are sometimes called "temples," because much of the symbolism Masonry uses to teach its lessons comes from the building of King Solomon's Temple in the Holy Land.
What are the qualifications to become a Mason?
We're proud of our philosophy and practice of "making good men better." Therefore, only men of high character are considered for membership. Every applicant must state his belief in the existence of a Supreme Being. Atheists are not accepted into our fraternity.>
Carrollton Lodge #1400
2016- 2017 Lodge Officers
WORSHIPFUL MASTER - Doug Strom SENIOR WARDEN - Timothy Isaly JUNIOR WARDEN - Jacob Navarette TREASURER - Bruce Allen, P.M. SECRETARY - Kevin Morton, P.M. CHAPLAIN - Rabih Asmar, P.M. SENIOR DEACON - Ben Waits JUNIOR DEACON - Dustin Woods SENIOR STEWARD - Chancy Prey JUNIOR STEWARD - Joe Fried MASTER OF CEREMONIES - Roger Landry MARSHALL - Ben Morgan TILER - Glen Garber, P.M.
Carrollton Lodge #1400
2015-2016 Lodge Officers
WORSHIPFUL MASTER - Glen Garber SENIOR WARDEN - Doug Strom JUNIOR WARDEN - Timothy Isaly TREASURER - Ken Cochran, P.M. SECRETARY - Kevin Morton, P.M. CHAPLAIN - Rabih Asmar, P.M. SENIOR DEACON - Jacob Navarette JUNIOR DEACON - Ben Waits SENIOR STEWARD - Dustin Woods JUNIOR STEWARD - Chancy Pray MASTER OF CEREMONIES - Ben Morgan MARSHALL -Joe Fried TILER - Terry Maxwell, P.M.