Being a Mason

The Spring Preparation

(Updated March 30, 2022)

As Winter slowly loosens its cold grasp, Spring is waiting to rejuvenate life. Animals and plants are showing signs of activity and growth. Energy is once again returning to the world. As Masons, we are excited at the possibilities. We have five new Entered Apprentices, Brothers joining us from other Lodges after moving, and more potential candidates eager to take their first steps in the lifetime journey of Freemasonry.

Spring is a time of preparation. Our Entered Apprentices are preparing their proficiency to advance to the Fellowcraft Degree. Officers are preparing for their next Masonic office as they expect to “move up”. Every Brother at Blazing Star Lodge is eagerly preparing for the opportunities of Summer. Our main charitable outreach, Brothers Of The Bread, is growing and providing thousands of loaves of bread, jelly, and treats to food pantries across New York State. Our East Aurora community will soon be bustling with activity and events. As part of the East Aurora community, we joyfully get involved with cookouts and other opportunities to strengthen our contribution to The Village of East Aurora.

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.

“Capronic” Password

The Brothers of Blazing Star Lodge are continuing a new tradition presented by W:. Glenn Capron. One of our tenents 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.

WM James Andruczyk

Welcome back to the East W:. Andruczyk. W:. Andruczyk is filling in the Master’s chair this year while some of our officers advance through the chairs. We are excited to have W:. Andruczyk is back in the East! He is a great Worshipful Master.

Brothers Of The Bread Outreach

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

Blazing Star Lodge #694 F&AM
Blazing Star Lodge – East Aurora, NY

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.

Blazing Star Lodge East Aurora, NY
Blazing Star Lodge – East Aurora, NY
Blazing Star Lodge – East Aurora, NY 1920s

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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