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Today we uploaded our newest creation with the help of some test lodges. These videos are a new working tool for lodges to use to reach out to their community.

Click the lodge name below to view each of our test lodge videos:

• Big Bear
• Chino
• Corona
• Evergreen
• Rim of the World

In addition please check out the Cornerstone tutorial video we have made:

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Upcoming Events

  • March 23, 2019Spring 2019 York Rite Festival Chapter Degrees
  • March 26, 2019 6:00 pm822 Masonic District OSI
  • March 30, 2019Spring 2019 York Rite Festival Cryptic Mason Council Degrees
  • March 30, 2019 7:30 amPancake Breakfast
  • March 31, 2019 8:00 amYork Rite Breakfast
  • April 6, 2019Spring 2019 York Rite Festival Knights Templar Commandery Orders
  • April 6, 2019Blythe-Needles Lodge #473 Centennial
  • April 30, 2019 5:00 pmUpland Mt.Baldy Lodge #419 Spaghetti Dinner
  • April 30, 2019 7:00 pmTemescal Palms Public School Night
  • September 28, 2019Fall 2019 York Rite Festival Royal Arch Chapter Degrees
  • October 5, 2019Fall 2019 York Rite Festival Cryptic Mason Council Degrees
  • October 12, 2019Fall 2019 York Rite Festival Knights Templar Commandery Orders
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Reception for Most Worshipful Stu Wright

posted by admin
February 17, 2019

Called From Labor

posted by admin
February 5, 2019

Wor. Bardens Service

Brethren & Friends:
Wor. Bob Barden's service will be held at Temescal Palms Masonic Lodge next Thursday February 7th at 11:00am. There will be a lunch following.


Walter E. McCurry P.M.

The Enlightened Mind Episode 5

posted by admin
February 2, 2019

The Masonic Initiative is proud to introduce a series of short videos, which are intended to share with you an inspirational thought that you can use on your journey to the light and that you may share with others.   We hope you enjoy, “The Enlightened Mind.”

-Franklin R. Lee


Generosity is a quality that's a lot like unselfishness. Someone showing generosity is happy to give time, money, food, or kindness to people in need.

Generosity is a quality — like honesty and patience — that we all probably wish we had more of. When you show generosity, you might give away things or money or put others before yourself. But generosity is about more than cash and stuff. When you're forgiving and gentle to people, you show generosity of spirit. If you give others help or credit, that shows generosity. The world would certainly be a better place if more people showed generosity to others.

Called From Labor

posted by admin
January 9, 2019


Brethren & Friends:
It is with heavy heart that I inform you that Brother Oscar Junior (OJ) Watson passed January 6, 2019. OJ was 90 years old and a member of Temescal Palms since 1966. He was raised in Illinois in 1955.
Soft and Safe to thee my Brother.
Our love and sympathy goes out to the family
As more information comes in I will keep you posted.

Walter E. McCurry P.M.

Called From Labor

posted by admin
January 9, 2019


Brother Eugene Bowman Sr. passed on Thursday January 3rd.

The services for Eugene Bowman Sr. will be Friday January 11 at 2pm. The celebration of his life will be held at the Pomona Mausoleum 502 E Franklin Ave, Pomona Ca. 91766.
Following the service, there will be a reception held at the Pomona Masonic Temple, 395 S Thomas Street, Pomona Ca. 91766

Please contact me if you will be attending so that I can forward that information on to the Lodge. Secretary@TemescalPalms.com

In lieu of flowers it would make him happy if contributions would be made to the Shriners Hospital. 

As a teenager, he earned the Eagle Scout award from Boy Scouts of America. His Masonic career started when he joined the Pomona Order of DeMolay as a youth, eventually rising to be Master Councilor in 1950. He received his Entered Apprentice Degree in Compass Lodge No. 590, meeting at the Pomona Masonic Center in August of 1953. In 1954 he was raised to the Degree of Master Mason. In 1974 he served as Master of Compass Lodge and later as Officer's Coach and President of the Hall Association. In 1984 he was given the Hiram Award by Compass Lodge, one of the highest awards that a Masonic Lodge can give. In 1999 Compass Lodge consolidated with Pomona Lodge No. 246. In 2017, Pomona Lodge became part of Grand Master's Lodge No. 3000. From 2003 till 2016 he was a member of Maya Lodge No. 793. In the early 1990's he served on the Grand Lodge of California Sojourners Committee as a member and Chairman. From 1994-2003 he served as Inspector of the 440th Masonic District. In 2004 he received recognition as a Golden Veteran, 50 year member presented by his Father, Roy Bowman, also a 50 year member.
Gene also belonged to the Pomona York Rite bodies as Commander in 1988. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite, Zula Grotto and Al Malaikah Shrine. One of the enduring projects that he started was the Rusty Trowel Committee that organized the Masonic booth at the Los Angeles County Fair that provides information about and a contact point for Freemasonry in Southern California as well as a Child ID program.

Soft and Safe to thee my Brother.

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