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NOTE: Unless otherwise indicated, all events are at our NEW Masonic home:
Minnehaha Lodge #165
5149 Bloomington Ave S
Minneapolis  MN  55417

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Thurs  •  May  25th
7:00pm  •  Dinner
7:30pm  •  Fellowship
8:00pm  •  Socrates'  Café
Topic: VIRTUE series continues  on the topic of Justice)
Check HERE for Study Materials
(once they become available)

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MetroWest Massonic Assoc
Quarterly MEETING
Wed  •  May  31st
6pm  Dinner  •  7pm  Meeting 
@ Mound  Lodge  #320
2372  Commerce  Blvd
Mound  MN
Open to All Masons
(Contact Secretary by

May 29th to RSVP for Dinner)

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Thurs  •  June  1st
7:30pm  •  Stated Meeting
Dinner Serverd Afterwards

Annual Financial Review

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Thurs  •  June  8th
7:00pm  •  Dinner
7:30pm  •  Fellowship

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Sat  •  June  10th

(No candidate this cycle)

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Thurs  •  June  15th
7:30pm  •  Stated  Meeting
Dinner  Serverd  Afterwards

General  Lodge  Business

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Thurs  •  June  22nd
7:00pm  •  Dinner
7:30pm  •  Fellowship
8:00pm  •  Socrates'  Café
Topic: VIRTUE series continues  on the topic of TBD)
Check HERE for Study Materials
(once they become available)

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Thurs  •  June  29th
(Details to be posted SOON!)

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See "Calendar" page
in the menu above
for a complete calendar
of up-coming activities.

People often think one has to be invited to become a Mason. However that is not the case. While a friend may suggest the benefits of membership, we only accept members who join entirely of their own free will. We do have a few requirements: one must be a male over the age 18, believe in deity, be of good repute -- and share a genuine interest in improving yourself.



= Everyone

= Masons Only

LIGHT:  Masonry is all about improving: ourselves, our community (Lodge), and, by extension, the world around us. To this end, Masonry provides us with Tools. One of this year’s goals is the proper use of these Tools.

LOVE:  Masonry provides us with a community: our Lodge. One of this year’s goals is to improve our Lodge. Moving to a more conducive environment was a good start. Let us continue to strive to build harmony and ritual excellence.

LIFE:  As part of the larger Masonic community sharing with our Brothers and the world at large, Braden builds Masonry with Fellowship: table lodges and meals, murder mysteries, puzzles, Socrates Café, an artists salon, “killer” ritual, and thoughtful discussions into the wee hours.

This Year... Let us look at the drawings on the Trestle Board, choose our Tools, Labor as a Team, and do the necessary improvements in Ourselves, our Lodge — and perhaps Masonry itself.                                                                                                                                                                   —  WB Jay Koelsch  ♦  Worshipful Master    2023

Does that describe you? Then we suggest you come visit us on one of our open events dates (colored in gold on the right). Get a feel for who we are and what we do. Perhaps even visit a few lodges, as each has a different personality. If you like what you see, and think Braden Lodge will be a good fit for you, then fill out a petition -- your first step on your journey towards Masonic enloghtenment!

Join the Brothers of Braden Lodge #168

as we welcome you to "The Lodge" Party Room








3  Nights!
Thurs  •  July  6th
Fri  •  July  7th
Sat  •  July  8th
7pm  to  1am  Nightly

Can YOU solve
the Mystery? 

We'll have another exciting quest to tackle, and a special prize for those who successfully complete it!
Family-Friendly Fun!

There is NO COST to participate -- but it's no mystery that this event costs money! So if you'd like to donate to help defray our expenses of hosting The Lodge Room, and receive a special Badge Ribbon as a show of our appreciation, please click here: 

"...and  improve  myself  in  Masonry..."


Greetings from the Master:

Making Good Men Better

Welcome to

Braden Lodge No. 168

Ancient Free and Accepted Masons

What do Masons do?  That is the question whose answer we hope you have come here seeking.  Like the trade guilds of the medieval days, Freemasonry is a gathering of men who work towards creating something. But while other guilds work towards refining wood, metal, or stone, we refine ourselves into better men. When you go through the initiations, you are not given the keys to a building, you are given the blueprints to build your own. We each must build our lives, one brick at a time and Freemasonry allows you to do it within the context of a group of like-minded men with the benefit of ancient knowledge passed down through the ages. We have discussions and educational pieces. We have ceremonies to remind us of our ideals and never forget to seek the guidance of deity. But perhaps more than anything, we form a brotherhood to support, encourage, and learn from one another.

How does one become a Mason?