First Masonic District of PA
Ashara-Casiphia Lodge No. 551
Donegal Masonic Center
710 Anderson Ferry Rd.
Mt. Joy, Pa. 17552

Stated Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm


A stated meeting of Ashara-Casiphia Lodge No. 551, Free and Accepted Masons will be held at the Donegal Masonic Center, 710 Anderson Ferry Road, Mount Joy, Pennsylvania on TUESDAY EVENING, MARCH 26, 2019 At 7:00 o’clock P.M.
Rehearsal will be held at the Donegal Masonic Center, 710 Anderson Ferry Road, Mount Joy, Pennsylvania on SUNDAY EVENINGS, March 24, 2019 at 6:00 o’clock p.m.


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IN MEMORY : John N. Weidman - Entered May 18, 1951 - Died February 6, 2019

WM Message

At the February stated meeting I had the pleasure of meeting a brother from Cuba and the interesting experience of examining him. I began the examination terrified that his knowledge of the craft would be so wildly different than my own understanding of it, leaving me unsure of the truth of his membership. My fears were rapidly wiped away when through the differences in technique and language I was able to detect the familiar things I am used to looking for.
I see this same pattern generally with all of humanity. We are so used to our own groups of people and comfortable with how things are done, that a fear of the dreaded other begins to swell in us. This can go so far as to stir a hatred of people we have never met because we are afraid of how different they might be or how we may view their group from our lenses, but upon meeting any of the individuals we might have seen as a sort of enemy, we realize we are usually more alike than different and to fear each other is just silly.
Thank you again for the remarkable participation I have seen in lodge as well as in school of instruction. The enthusiasm I see from the membership is truly astounding and we are blessed to have the members we do.

Fraternally, Tyler D. Barto, WM

FUNDRAISER DATE SAVERS -Donegal Masonic Hall Assoc. Chicken BBQ Sat., April 27, 2019


The 1st Masonic School of Instruction – held at Manheim Lodge No. 587, 30 S. Linden St., Manheim at 7:00 p.m. (Officers are expected to attend and All brothers are invited to attend.) Monday, March 25 – SECOND DEGREE/FUNERAL SERVICE

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2019 DUES

2019 Dues are $100.00 and payable to Ashara-Casiphia Lodge #551 no later than December 31, 2018 and mail to Jay V. Smith, PM, Secretary at 4 E Brandt Blvd, Landisville PA 17538.