(Updated September 29, 2022)
They say we enjoy the bounty of Summer in Autumn. Yet there is still much work to be done. Preparations for the coming Winter season are necessary and cannot be pushed aside. However, we must not forget to enjoy this time when the cupboards are well stocked and the bounty of Summer’s toil is still plentiful. We will celebrate with Thanks, and rejoice in the rebirth when the solstice begins to turn the long Winter nights back into longer days with the sun shining its light on us again. But as the cold Autumn winds rake the trees free from leaves leaving Summer forgotten in a cold bed of leaves. It is the experience we learned through our years that will allow us to successfully weather the coming winter. Yet most of all, it is through the support of our family and Brothers that we will endure the Winter to come.
Just because Summer is behind us does not mean that the Brothers of Blazing Star hideaway in their Lodge. We are still busy obtaining and delivering bread, jelly, and anything else we can get to the food pantries. We continue to spread the Light of Masonry because in the darkness that comes sooner each day only Light can shine brightly.
Masonically, Autumn is represented as the Passing of the Entered Apprentice to the Fellowcraft. From boyhood into manhood. The carefree days of youth are behind us and we now have responsibilities and people who depend on us. As we learn to temper our youth so should we also temper our passions. Our Entered Apprentices are continuing their proficiency. We have additional good men interested in becoming Blazing Star Masons.
Our main charitable outreach, Brothers Of The Bread, continues to grow and provide thousands of loaves of bread, jelly, treats, and now green beans to food pantries across New York State and now into Pennsylvania. We are welcoming another Lodge to help in the South Towns, a Lodge in Central NY, and just partnered with another bread manufacturer.
If you are interested in Freemasonry in East Aurora, NY, and want to help those in need, contribute to the community, and become part of a worldwide fraternity, please feel free to contact us for an in-person or Zoom meeting to learn more.
The Brothers of Blazing Star Lodge are continuing a new tradition presented by W:. Glenn Capron. One of our tenants is Charity. W:. Capron had the simple yet profoundly impactful idea to substitute the password with a nonperishable food item during the COVID pandemic. We are continuing this small and easy gesture. We are keeping the Tenent of Charity active at Blazing Star Lodge.
We thought it would never happen but it finally did. Brother Todd M. Paterek is now the Worshipful Master of Blazing Star Lodge in East Aurora, New York. W:. Paterek has given long hours toward the Craft and Blazing Star Lodge. Read more here >
Brothers Of The Bread is the main Charitable outreach of Blazing Star Lodge. Started by Bro. Andy Egressy, Masons across New York State pickup up and deliver bread and other food to food pantries across the State. In October we supplied 14 local food pantries and just added another four food pantries to help those in need.
Blazing Star Lodge #694 F&AM – East Aurora
Proud yet unassuming and slightly hidden behind some old-growth trees, the Blazing Star Masonic Lodge stands as a permanent fixture in East Aurora, New York. It overlooks the town with a protective eye ensuring all who pass are good and upright citizens. We like to think that the presence of the Lodge in our town sets a stage of history, pride, and Brotherly love among the members of the Lodge and the citizens of the town.
As part of the East Aurora, New York community since 1818, the Blazing Star Masonic Lodge actively seeks ways to contribute to the success of our neighbors. We do this by supporting little league baseball, FISH of East Aurora, The Rural Outreach Center, and Scholarships to graduating seniors at Iroquois High School and East Aurora High School. Most recently the formation of Brother Of The Bread, led by Brother Andrew Egressy. We are interested in our community and the people who call East Aurora and surrounding areas, home.
Our members meet in the Lodge every second and fourth Tuesday of each month September through June. Dinners begin at 6:30 pm with communications starting promptly at 7:30 pm. If you are a good and upstanding man, interested in improving your life and the life of everyone around you, please do not hesitate to knock on our door, virtually or literally, before 7:30 pm, and join us for dinner. We encourage social discussions before and after official communications are complete.
Since 1906 our Lodge stands as a building of humble men striving to better themselves and in turn make the world a better place. This is what we do. We would love to talk to you more about Freemasonry please contact us anytime.
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