About Us

Masonry 101 is run by members of Austin Lodge No. 12 A.F. & A.M., in Austin, Texas. The lodge is a member of the Grand Lodge of Texas A.F. & A.M. If you are interested to learn more about Freemasonry in general or Austin Lodge No. 12 A.F. & A.M. in particular we welcome you to join us at our weekly in-person meetings. We meet every Monday from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM, followed by a free dinner to meet the members of the lodge.

Austin Lodge No. 12 A.F. & A.M. received dispensation to go to work on November 7, 1839; the same year that the city of Austin was founded. The lodge is one of the three oldest lodges in the State of Texas, and has a continuous lineage all the way back to the days when Texas was a Republic.

Masonry 101, also known as Introduction to Masonry, is the brainchild of Brother John Brengle. He has been leading this class since its founding in 2004. His masonic pedigree is as voluminous as it is prestigious. Some might even call it capacious and august.

The purpose of Masonry 101 and this website is to serve as an inspiration for those who are seeking Light in Freemasonry, but don’t know how to find it. The opinions stated are those of the individuals and do not represent any official statements of the Grand Lodge of Texas A.F.&A.M. or Austin Lodge No. 12 A.F.&A.M.

Listen to an interview with Brother John Brengle on the Ft Worth 148 podcast about Masonry 101.

Once you have attended enough meetings to get a good understanding about freemasonry, our lodge in general and if we are a good fit for you, then you can request a petition. Our members will be happy to help you complete it and gather the necessary signatures. Austin Lodge No. 12 is looking forward to getting to know you in person.

Remember: To become a mason you just have to ask!

Austin, Texas

Address
Austin Lodge No. 12 A.F. & A.M.
207 West 18th Street, Austin, Texas 78701

https://AustinLodge12.com

Hours
Every Monday
Masonry 101 –   5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Dinner –              6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
San Marcos, Texas

Address
San Marcos Lodge No. 342 A.F. & A.M.
3024 TX-123, San Marcos, TX 78666

http://SanMarcosLodge342.org

Hours
Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday 
Masonry 101 –   5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Dinner –              6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Local Lodges – Austin Area

Masonry 101 encourages any interested potential member to visit as many lodges as is reasonable. Even though all lodges belonging to the Grand Lodge of Texas AF&AM are based on the same basic principles, each individual lodge has its own character. Some focus more on a relaxed atmosphere and fraternal fellowship, some are all about charity and community involvement, while others focus on philosophy, education and spiritual development. All lodges will include all of these aspects to some degree, but each lodge has a different focus.

It is recommended to meet different lodges to see which one might be the best fit for an individual candidate. Additionally, since being a freemason involves frequent visits to the lodge, it is highly advised to consider lodges that are conveniently located within a reasonable driving distance from either home, work or in between. If it is a hassle to fight traffic to attend, then it is highly likely that it will prevent the member to become more active.

Central – Austin No. 12
East – Colorado No. 96
North –Texana No. 123
South – Onion Creek No. 220
Central –Parsons No. 222
Central – Hill City No. 456
Central –University No. 1190
Central –T. Neal Porter No. 1354

Georgetown – San Gabriel No. 89
Round Rock – Robert Burns No. 127
Round Rock – Round Rock No. 227
Kyle – Live Oak No. 304
Leander – Norton Moses No. 336
San Marcos – San Marcos No. 342
Dripping Springs – Rambo No. 426
Liberty Hill – Liberty Hill No. 432
Buda – Buda No. 800

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