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Bicentennial Celebration

posted Jun 1, 2017, 7:53 AM by jpmanfredo

St. Paul's is continuing to celebrate its Bicentennial anniversary in grand fashion.  On September 5th, the Lodge will be hosting a clambake next to the building.  Event details are below:

When: September 5, 2017
Reception: 5:00 PM
Dinner Buffet: 6:00 PM

Cost: $75 per person

Menu:

Chowder Station
Steamed Clams & Mussels
BBQ Chicken
R.I. Lobster
Corn, Potatoes, Salad

Cost of dinner includes a commemorative coin

Please RSVP: WB Michael Northup, mrnorthup@cox.net

Grand Lodge Annual & Banquet

posted May 9, 2017, 10:58 AM by jpmanfredo

May 22, 2017
226th Annual Communication

The Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of the Most Ancient and Honorable Society of Free and Accepted Masons for the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations will be held in Freemasons’ Hall, 222 Taunton Avenue, East Providence, Rhode Island for the transaction of such business as shall regularly come before it and the installation of Grand Lodge officers for the ensuing Masonic year. Grand Lodge will open promptly at 9:00 o’clock A.M.  Masters and Wardens, or their proxies, are required to attend in business suits and to wear their official jewels.

Banquet

Rhodes On The Pawtuxet Inc, 60 Rhodes Pl, Cranston, RI 02905, USA


Social hour 5.30pm
Program 6.30pm
Dinner 7.00pm

Tickets only available at the Grand Lodge Office: 222 Taunton Avenue, East Providence
$40 per person. Deadline for tickets is May 8 2017
Dinner choices are: Chicken Cote D'azure, Pan Seared Filet Mignon or Roasted Vegetable Mediterranean Ravioli


Scavenger Hunt

posted Apr 13, 2017, 7:10 AM by jpmanfredo   [ updated Apr 13, 2017, 7:11 AM ]

Hello brothers!  Soon many of you may be hiding Easter eggs for the little ones and this got us thinking...Why should children have all the fun?  St. Paul's is pleased to present its first scavenger hunt.  The idea was based off of the Grand Lodge version, however we have isolated ours to our website and temple.

As we get closer to the May Communication we will post the first clue on Facebook, this website and in our monthly notice.  Remember, some of the clues will be here and some in the temple.  Of course, what is a game without rules:

#1 No looking while Lodge is open
#2 You may ask for hints (See the Senior Warden)
#3 Be careful, some clues are hidden in plain sight and you may not want to give away it's location
#4 You will not have to remove anything, but you may have to handle something, if you do put it back the way you found it
#5 Have fun and learn, this can be accomplished in 1 day
#6 Those completing the hunt will receive a prize!  The first will get an extra reward

April Visitations

posted Mar 30, 2017, 6:50 AM by jpmanfredo   [ updated Mar 30, 2017, 6:50 AM ]

April showers may bring May flowers, but this month it will also bring 2 visitations

April 3rd
District Deputy Grand Master Visitation
St. John's Lodge #1
81 Sprague St, Portsmouth, RI


April 11th
Most Worshipful Grand Master
East Bay Visitation
Washington Lodge #3
39 Baker St. Warren, RI 02885
District Suite assembly at 7:00 PM
Grand Lodge Suite assembly at 7:15 PM

East Bay Charity Event

posted Mar 16, 2017, 12:57 PM by jpmanfredo   [ updated Mar 16, 2017, 12:58 PM ]

The East Bay District will be holding a charity event to raise funds for the Newport Homeless Shelter.  This year the event will be held at St. John's Lodge #1 in Portsmouth, RI and will be a comedy show run by Funny 4 Funds. Check back for more details!

When: May 6th @ 5 PM
Where: 81 Sprague St, Portsmouth, RI
Tickets: $20 see any of the Senior Wardens of an East Bay Lodge
Bring your own snacks

Newest Members of St. Paul's

posted Jan 4, 2017, 6:58 AM by jpmanfredo   [ updated Jan 4, 2017, 6:58 AM ]

2016 was exciting from a degree work perspective.  We were able to raise 3 brothers to the sublime degree of Master Mason and at our January Communication they were deems proficient and signed the by-laws of the lodge, making them official members of St. Paul's Lodge #14.  Congratulations again to Brothers Nachum Renfrow, John Shaw, and Anthony Paolino.

The Worshipful Master presented each new member with a copy of the volume of sacred law and a trowel.  We look forward to seeing them be a part of the lodge as we move into our 200th anniversary.

St. Paul's Newest MM

posted Nov 14, 2016, 8:41 AM by jpmanfredo   [ updated Nov 14, 2016, 8:42 AM ]

Congratulations to Brothers Nachum Renfrow, John Shaw, and Anthony Paolino on being raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason.  Their journey started in March of 2016 and I
was pleased to be appointed around this time as their mentor of sorts.  It has been and I am sure will continue to be a an exciting venture as they learn their proficiency and attend their forums.  Brothers of St. Paul's, these three has exemplified what it means to work.  Tirelessly they have put in the hours necessary to deliver their previous proficiency and often lending a hand to assist one another in order that they put the best foot forward.  They have taken the time to get to know the sideline brothers and extend a hand of friendship, regardless of where they go and I expect nothing less of them as we turn the page on 2016 and look forward to 2017 when they can at last sign the by laws of the lodge.  It
 has been my pleasure to work with them, and on behalf of St. Paul's Lodge congratulations again to our newest Master Masons

-Brother Joshua Manfredo


Patriots & Brothers Win!

posted Nov 1, 2016, 8:44 AM by jpmanfredo   [ updated Nov 1, 2016, 8:44 AM ]

This past Sunday, St. Paul's Lodge opened its doors to hold a social function.  Brothers gathered to watch the 41-25 win of the Patriots over the Buffalo Bills.  While this alone would have called for a great night, there was much much more.  Bro. George Barcus treated the brothers to a spread of good food and raffles throughout the day.   Some of the prizes up for grabs included cigars (donated by Bro. Josh Manfredo) and various Patriots memorabilia.  

Thank you to all brothers who could make it out to support this effort, also special thanks to the ladies who also joined us for the afternoon. 

SUNDAY, SUNDAY, SUNDAY PATS FOOTBALL

posted Oct 17, 2016, 7:13 AM by jpmanfredo   [ updated Oct 24, 2016, 11:01 AM ]

On October 30, 2016 St. Paul's Lodge is hosting an afternoon of football!  Come join us as the Patriots take on the Buffalo Bills, we will open the doors at noon and we will stay until approximately 5:00 PM.  Guests are welcome and we will have food, refreshment and door prizes!!!!!!

We hope you can join us for this exciting event being organized by Bro. George Barcus and as always GO PATS!

Newport MLK Food Pantry Seeks Aid

posted Oct 6, 2016, 9:50 AM by jpmanfredo   [ updated Oct 6, 2016, 9:50 AM ]

As reported by one of our Aquidneck Island Brothers, Bro. Scott Jamieson recently posted to FB that the Newport MLK Food Pantry is dangerously close to running out of food.  Items requested are:
  • Canned Meats
  • Prepared Soups (canned)
  • Cereals & Oatmeal
  • Juice/Coffee/Tea
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Rice, Pasta, and other non-perishable sides
  • Condiments 
Those who wish to help can donate to the pantry or contact Bro. Jamieson at St. John's #1.  Anyone wishing to give a monetary donation can do so at www.mlkccenter.org 

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