W H A T I S F R E E M A S O N R Y ?
Freemasonry is the world’s first and largest fraternal organization. It is guided by the enduring belief that each man has a responsibility to make the world a better place. For 300 years, Freemasonry has enhanced and strengthened the character of individual men by providing opportunities for fellowship, charity, and the search for truth – within ourselves and the larger world.
Become the best version of you. Answer the call. Begin the journey.
Not Just A Man, A Mason - Even Better
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R E W A R D S O F B E I N G A F R E E M A S O N
Making True Friends
Masonry is a community of men and their families who share similar beliefs and values. The fraternity finds it important to connect with other men of honor, compassion, love, trust, and knowledge, regardless of their race, color, religious beliefs, political views, sexual orientation, physical ability, citizenship, or national origin. We are friends and brothers, and are connected through this vital and uplifting organization of moral men.
Our continuing pursuit of truth, knowledge, ethics, and leadership skills makes us better men and brings more meaning to our lives. Learning the tenets of Freemasonry, paired with being an active part of our community, gives us the opportunity to develop leadership and organizational skills, and builds self-discipline through commitment and self-confidence.
Having an Impact
As a member of the Freemasons, the Grand Lodge of California, and Los Angeles Harbor Lodge No. 332, we are a part of a worldwide organization that values tradition, history, and timeless wisdom. The traditions and core values of our fraternity are meaningful today and will endure for centuries to come because of our direct impact in our community, through our charities, and on a personal level.
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The mission of the Masons of California – to foster personal growth and to improve the lives of others – is carried out through Masonic principles and tradition.
H E L P I N G O U R C O M M U N I T Y
Through the Masons-4-Mitts program, the California Masonic Foundation partners with popular baseball teams to help underserved youth.
Each baseball season, teams of lodges face off in friendly competition to purchase baseball mitts for children in need. Each mitt is embossed with the Masons of California logo.
Over the past nine years, the Masons of California have provided more than $600,000 in gifts to support under-resourced youth.
J O I N U S
Los Angeles Harbor Lodge membership is open to men, 18 and older, who meet the qualifications and standards of character and intention, and who believe in a Supreme Being. Men of all ethnic and religious backgrounds are welcome.
One of Freemasonry’s customs is not to solicit members – men must seek membership on their own initiative. Anyone is welcome to request information about the fraternity.
If you are interested in applying for membership to our lodge, now is a good time to start. Please contact us to schedule a visit during an event, or to request more information.
Freemasonry is kindness in the home; honesty in business; courtesy toward others; dependability and honesty in one’s work; courtesy in society; compassion for the unfortunate; resistance to evil; help for the weak; forgiveness for the penitent; concern for good government; support for public education; and – above all – a life-practicing reverence for God and a love of fellow man. Freemasonry is many things but, most of all, Freemasonry is a way of life.