“Masonic labor is purely a labor of love. He who seeks to draw Masonic wages in gold and silver will be disappointed. The wages of a Mason are earned and paid in their dealings with one another; sympathy that begets sympathy, kindness begets kindness, helpfulness begets helpfulness, and these are the wages of a Mason.” 
~ Benjamin Franklin ~


grandlodgegoldFreemasonry is the world’s oldest largest Fraternity. Its history and tradition date to antiquity. Its singular purpose is to make good men better. Its bonds of friendship, compassion, and brotherly love have survived even the most divisive political, military, and religious conflicts through the centuries. Freemasonry is neither a forum nor a place for worship. Instead, it is a friend of all religions that are based on the belief in one God.



      Lodge 45 is the oldest continuously operating Masonic Lodge in the United States west of the Appalachian Mountains. Lodge 45 recently celebrated it’s 236th anniversary!

Masonic Blood Drive
A challenge has been issued for all Lodges in the 55 District. We’re asking that anyone that’s ableto give blood please show up that the Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center on Saturday August 25, 2018 from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. The blood drive will take place right after the Fellowship Breakfast. So, come out and get breakfast then stay to give a pint of blood so Lodge 45 can win the challenge! This is open to all Lodge 45 members, family, and friends.
To schedule for the blood drive please visit centralbloodbank.org and search for group code C2210052
or contact Bill Bittinger at (412) 480-5948 or Mike Keller at Michael.k.keller@gmail.com