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A Mason (or Freemason) is a member of a fraternity known as Masonry (or Freemasonry). A fraternity is a group of men (just as a sorority is a group of women) who join together because: There are things they want to do in the world.




As Mason Brothers of the Three Great Lights Masonic Lodge NO. 651, in Menlo Park, CA, we are part of the world’s largest and oldest men’s fraternity. Our traditions are founded upon the virtues of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth. Good men of every race, religion, and ethnic origin still value, today, these traditions, which our founding fathers held so dear. The tradition of Freemasonry is, above all else, an initiates order, whose main purpose is to teach good men to subdue their passions, become masters over themselves, and grow in life to be better men. With this said, it is clearly the expectations of its members to set the proper examples for our new brethren in the trade.


Today, many come into Masonry knowing more than those who have been members for some time, because of all of the information in books and online. However, they lack the grounding in history, which brings the experience to life for them. Young men seem to perceive Freemasonry as a venue for truth seeking, self-improvement, and spiritual development. You might say it has become a quest for the discovery of one’s inner potential. Our new brothers know what they want from a fraternity and have high expectations that their lodge will meet their needs as men. That is why it is important, as members, that we live up to our responsibilities and attend its functions to set this example properly; at least as many as can be attended without causing hardship to yourself or family.


As members, by venturing back in time, to a time when you first began your journey, and remembering those who helped you along your way, you will see the importance of having YOU back as a participating party of Three Great Lights Lodge 651. If it has been a while since you last visited, I challenge you to come out and be a part once again. The dedication of those who participate and offer their helping hand to the newly obligated brethren, our hat is off to you, in gratitude, for your participation and support. For those who have been away for a while, come out and share your experiences, so we might all grow and mature together.

Join the Masonic Menlo Park Lodge #651

Free and Accepted Masons … Making Good Men Better.

How to become a Mason:


Membership is open to men 18 or older who meet the qualifications. We welcome men of all ethnic backgrounds and religious beliefs.

One of Freemasonry’s traditions is that we do not solicit members or ask men to join. Men must seek membership on their own initiative.



If you are interested in becoming a Mason and Want to Join Menlo Park Masonic Lodge 651:


  • Complete the contact form and we will provide you a membership application.

  • Call Three Great Lights lodge at 408-314-0818.

  • Visit Lodge 651 at our Stated Meeting on every 1st Wednesday, for dinner, at 6:30 PM.

  • Ask a member for a membership packet.

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