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

Celebrating Two Hundred and Twenty-Two 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 2022, we began our 223th year of Freemasonry.

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Worshipful Raymond Williams
Welcomes You to Rising Star Lodge!

Rising Star Lodge has been serving the Stoughton regional area for more than 222 years, taking in men of all races, nationalities, creeds, and religions to help them find their true potential and make them better men.

Regular Communication is the 2nd Thursday of each month

We also meet regularly for rehearsals, as well as for special events,
such as charity events, blood drives, open houses, and Masonic instruction.
We also enjoy getting together in fellowship to enjoy a movie, watch sports,
play sports, and help a Brother with a home project.

Most importantly, we gather together to practice what we are taught in Freemasonry
to build strong bonds amongst each other, that we can then take out into the world and share with all Mankind.

Masons know from our collective experiences that being a member of the Craft is unique and rewarding.

All men of legal age whom believe in a Higher Power are welcome to join.

We look forward to meeting you.

The Star is Rising here in Stoughton!

Are you interested in becoming a Freemason?

Ask how you can become a Freemason at the Massachusetts Grand Lodge Website or use our contact page for specific questions or inquires regarding Rising Star Lodge, Stoughton, MA.

Upcoming Public Events

Red Cross


National Blood Crisis

The Red Cross is experiencing the worst blood shortage in over a decade.
The dangerously low blood supply levels have forced some hospitals to defer patients from major surgery,
including organ transplants. Your donation is desperately needed.

Stoughton Masonic Building, 925 Pleasant Street, Stoughton



By Appointments Only. Schedule online at Red Cross or call 1-800-RED CROSS.


Rising Star Lodge A.F. & A.M. 2022-2023 Officers

Rising Star Lodge Officers 2020-2021

Wor. Raymond L Williams, Master Wor. Raymond L Williams, Worshipful Master

Bro. Stephen Dray, Senior Warden Bro. Stephen K. Dray, Senior Warden

Bro. Robert Armour, Junior Warden Bro. Robert Armour, Junior Warden

Treasurer: Bro. Macgregor Morgan

Asst. Treasurer: Rt. Wor. Frank R. Porter

Secretary: Bro. Terrance M. Vaquez Sr.

Chaplain: Wor. Bruce Manin

Marshal: Wor. Assune Bennett

Senior Deacon: Bro. Wilguens Sterling

Junior Deacon: Bro. Thomas A. Lopolito

Senior Steward: Bro. Aaron Atherton

Junior Steward: Bro. Kyle Thomas

Inside Sentinel: Bro. Edward Epstein

Eternal Sentinel: Bro. Eric Wickberg

Tyler: Wor. William Melchin

Electrician: Wor. Gordon B. Chisholm

Organist: Wor. Stephen R. Samario

Webmaster: Wor. Gordon B. Chisholm

Assistant Webmaster: Bro. Robert J. Armour

Stoughton Masonic Building Association Board of Directors

President: Bro. Robert Armour

Vice President: Wor. Donald Laliberte

Secretary/Clerk: Wor. Gordon Chisholm

Treasurer: Bro. Macgregor Morgan

Director: Wor. Raymond Williams

Director: Bro. Stephen Dray

Director: Bro. Thomas A. Lopolito

Director: Bro. Terrance M. Vaquez Sr.

Director: Bro. Mac-Clen Pierre

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Right Worshipful Thomas McClintock

District Deputy Grand Master for the 7th Masonic District

Massachusetts 7th Masonic District Offical Website

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Most Worshipful George F. Hamilton

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

GM and Rising Star Lodge Officers 2020-2021

Captain Anthony Palermo Jr.

In Memoriam

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