Hazel Park Masonic Lodge #570

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Hello and welcome to Hazel Park Lodge #570 in Hazel Park, Michigan
Whether you are looking for a Lodge to visit or a Lodge to join, we hope to make your visit here
pleasant and informative.

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Hazel Park Lodge meets every Wednesday at 7 P.M.
Our business meeting is the first Wednesday of the month.

22223 Rhodes
Hazel Park, Michigan 48030


What Is Freemasonry?

Freemasonry is the worlds oldest and largest fraternity.
A Lodge is the basic unit of Freemasonry.

Every Lodge must have a Warrant or Charter issued by a Grand Lodge, authorizing it to meet and work.
A man can only be initiated, or made a Mason, in a Lodge. A Master Mason can generally visit any Lodge meeting under any jurisdiction recognized by his own.

A visitor should first check the regularity of that Lodge, and must be able to satisfy that Lodge of his own regularity.

While Freemasonry has often been called a "secret society", it is more correct to say that it is a "society with secrets", meaning that there are certain aspects that are private.

The private aspects of modern Freemasonry are the modes of recognition amongst members (signs and grips) and particular elements within the ritual.

Freemasonry's primary concerns are charitable work within the community, moral uprightness (requiring a belief in a Supreme Being) as well as fraternal friendship.

The three degrees of Freemasonry are:

1. Entered Apprentice the degree of an Initiate, which makes one a Freemason;
2. Fellow Craft an intermediate degree, involved with learning;
3. Master Mason the "third degree", the highest degree of Masonry.

There is no degree of Freemasonry higher than that of Master Mason.
Although some Masonic bodies have additional degrees, they are considered to be supplements to the Master Mason degree, not "higher ranks".

Masonic ritual makes use of the architectural symbolism of the tools of the medieval operative stonemason. Freemasons, as speculative masons (meaning philosophical building rather than actual building), use this symbolism to teach moral and ethical lessons of the principles of "Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth".

These moral lessons are communicated in performance of allegorical ritual. A candidate progresses through degrees gaining knowledge and understanding of himself, his relationship with others and his relationship with the Supreme Being (as per his own interpretation). Masons. Live better.

Personal Growth
Your Masonic membership entitles you to participate in our Leadership Development program. This program teaches the principles of leadership, integrity, and how to develop your own best self. You'll discover that it takes more than giving money to develop personal growth. It happens when we give of ourselves. Whether volunteering in schools, churches, or participating in the dozens of other Masonic opportunities, you will find men just like you, committed to making a difference in their community, living a life with integrity and honor.

Strength in Brotherhood
As a group, Michigan Masons are focused on the pursuit of excellence and helping others to live better in whatever way is relevant to your life. From becoming a better father, to building a successful career, to making a difference in the world, being a Michigan Mason is a great way to interact with men from all walks of life while achieving your personal goals.

There's a reason that Masons refer to each other as "Brothers." It's because we mean it. We are taught to rejoice in one another's successes and support and defend one another during the times of our lives when we need that support.

Community Service
Just about every Masonic Lodge is involved in the community in some way. You might find a Lodge building a wheelchair ramp for the widow of a member, or for someone in the community that simply needs one. The Masons have been tremendous volunteers in the local elementary schools through the "Beacon Project." This initiative offers opportunities for service through dozens of ongoing community service programs.

Hazel Park Lodge #570 provides college scholarships for local students, financial assistance for children with special medical needs and contributes our facilities to help feed and clothe the homeless.

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