Square and Compasses

Rising Star Lodge, A.F. & A.M., Stoughton, Massachusetts

Celebrating Two Hundred and Twenty Years of Freemasonry

Rising Star Lodge, A.F. & A.M. in Stoughton, Massachusetts was instituted and recieved its Charter from the Grand Lodge of Masons
in Massachusetts in Boston on December 10th, 1799. In December of 2019, we begin our 220th year of Freemasonry.

TAKE DUE NOTICE OF AND GOVERN YOURSELF ACCORDINGLY: Upcoming Events!

COVID-19 Related Informtion From The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the Commonweath of Massachusetts


COVID-19 – Frequently Asked Questions & Guidance – April 3, 2020

We will follow the Governor’s Order which now has a “stay at home” order, business closed and no groups larger than 10 can meet through May 4th.
This likely will be extended. No lodge meetings at least through May 4th

Regular Communications will not be allowed during this time. Online Communications are not allowed. Online Rehersals are allowed, however no grips, words, signs, etc.
The Master, Wardens, Secretary and Treasurer should consult regularly via phone, email or online in order to approve and pay regular bills.
All transactions should be recorded and made available to the members at your next in person communication.
Any capital projects and/or large expenditures should be on hold at this time. No reading of applications, no candidate interviews, no ritual etc. are permitted.
A preapplication meeting between the Master/Wardens/Applicant may happen online.
The name still must be read in open lodge (when we are able to do so), the investigating committee must meet with the applicant in person (after we are allowed to do so)
and the vote must be taken when the lodge meets again - all after due notice to members via standard lodge notice.
Be advised that info-check will not be up and running until the court system is open.
Balloting needs to be done in a tiled lodge. No online ballotting.
There will be no requirement to make up missed meetings.
However, the Grand Master will issue a statewide dispensation to hold communications in July, August and other months when you lodge may not regularly meet (according to your by-laws).

The Grand Master will issue a statewide dispensation to move any dates forward (even if in conflict with your by-laws) to hold elections and installations at future dates,
as well as present annual reports and other requirements of your by-laws. Please send in your revised schedule to the Grand Master.

These guidelines are subject to revision at any time during the crisis.



Therefore Stoughton Masonic building is CLOSED to all events/meetings and all Regular Communications of Rising Star Lodge are, until further notice, CANCELLED.




Lodge Of Instructions 2020

The Grand Lodge of Massachusetts - Follow Reason

Schedule


Jan 23, 2020 Rising Star Lodge, Stoughton, Lodge Opens: 7:00pm - COMPLETED

Feb 27, 2020 Azure Lodge, Walpole, Lodge Opens: 7:00pm - COMPLETED

Mar 26, 2020 Foxboro, Opens: 7:00pm CANCELLED

Apr 23, 2020 Stoughton, Opens: 7:00pm CANCELLED

May 28, 2020 Foxboro, Opens: 7:00pm

Jun 25, 2020 Stoughton, Opens: 7:00pm



District Deputy Grand Master's Fraternal Schedule

The Grand Lodge of Massachusetts - Follow Reason

Schedule


Jan 22, 2020 Azure Lodge, Walpole, Assemble: 7:30pm, Reception: 8:00pm - COMPLETED

Feb 10, 2020 St. Albans Lodge, Foxboro, Assemble: 6:30pm, Reception: 7:00pm - COMPLETED

Feb 13, 2020 Rising Star Lodge, Stoughton, Assemble: 7:00pm, Reception: 7:30pm - COMPLETED

Feb 25, 2020 J. Philip Berquist Lodge, Foxboro, Assemble: 6:00pm, Reception: 6:30pm - COMPLETED

Mar 3, 2020 Blue Hill Lodge, Stoughton, Assemble: 6:30pm, Reception: 7:00pm - COMPLETED



Officers

Rising Star Lodge A.F. & A.M. 2019-2020 Officers


Rising Star Lodge Officers 2019-2020

Wor. Asunne A. Bennet, Master Wor. Asunne "Ace" A. Bennett, Worshipful Master

Bro. Raymond L. Williams, Senior Warden Bro. Raymond L. Williams, Senior Warden

Bro. Stephen K. Dray, Junior Warden Bro. Stephen K. Dray, Junior Warden

Treasurer: Wor. Sean J. McKiernan

Associate Secretary: Wor. Peter Sulfaro

Chaplain: Wor. Cameron D. MacNeil

Marshal: Wor. Matthew Polanski

Senior Deacon: Bro. Robert J. Armour

Junior Deacon: Bro. Wilguens Sterling

Senior Steward: Bro. Terrance M. Vaquez Sr.

Junior Steward: Bro. Macgregor Morgan

Inside Sentinel: Bro. Mac-Clen Pierre

Tyler: Wor. Dennis B. Ruggiero

Electrician: Bro. Thomas A. Lopolito

Organist: Wor. Stephen R. Samario

Webmaster: Bro. Gordon B. Chisholm

Assistant Webmaster: Bro. Robert J. Armour


Lodges of the 7th Massachusetts Masonic District

Lodges of the 7th Massachusetts Masonic District


Right Worshipful Gordon Craig, District Deputy Grand Master for the 7th Masonic District Right Worshipful Gordon M. Craig

District Deputy Grand Master for the 7th Masonic District

Massachusetts 7th Masonic District Offical Website

The 7th Massachusetts Masonic District Grand Lodge Page

Azure Lodge, A.F. & A.M.

3 West Street, Walpole, MA 02081
Meets the Fourth Wednesday of the month

Blue Hill Lodge, A.F. & A.M.

21 Church Street, Canton, MA 02021
Meets the First Tuesday of the month

Rising Star Lodge A.F. & A.M.

925 Pleasant Street, Stoughton, MA 02072
Meets the Second Thursday of the month

J. Philip Berquist Lodge, A.F. & A.M.

12 Rockhill Street, Foxborough, MA 02035
Meets the Fourth Tuesday of the month

Saint Alban's Lodge A.F. & A.M.

12 Rockhill Street, Foxborough, MA 02035
Meets the Second Monday of the month
The Grand Lodge of Massachusetts - Follow Reason

The Grand Lodge of Massachusetts - Find Brotherhood in Masonry


Richard Maggio, Elected Grand Master of Masons in Massachusetts Most Worshipful Richard Maggio

Grand Master of Masons in Massachusetts

On December 27th, 2019, Most Worshipful Richard Maggio was installed as the 90th Grand Master of Masons in Massachusetts.
Most Worshipful Maggio is following in the footsteps of Past Grand Masters like Paul Revere and General Joseph Warren.

The Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts

This site contains information regarding Freemasonry in Masachusetts, including the history of Freemasonry, what it means to be a Mason, Masonic news and events, and information regarding how to become a Mason.

Back To Our Roots

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As the world’s oldest and largest fraternal organization, Freemasonry today is built on Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth. Through fellowship, charity, education and leadership, Freemasons are making their lives - and their communities - stronger by the day.

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It's the way that I can tell the world
The kind of man I am
And I put my trust
In God above
And for brotherhood I stand
It reminds me to be honest
To remember whence I came
I'm a man that you can count on
That's why I wear this ring

Captain Anthony Palermo Jr.

In Memoriam

A Tribute to Rising Star Lodges' Fallen Brother, U.S. Army Captain Anthony Palermo, Jr.