SACRAMENTO LODGE No.40
Harmony • Loyalty • Perseverance
WHAT IS MASONRY?
Masonry is the world’s first and largest fraternal organization. It is guided by the enduring belief that each man has a responsibility to make the world a better place. For 300 years, Freemasonry has enhanced and strengthened the character of individual men by providing opportunities for fellowship, charity, and the search for truth – within ourselves and the larger world.
"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal."
OUR MISSION AND OUR LODGE
With a charter dating back to 1853, Sacramento Masonic Lodge No. 40 has had a long and prestigious history in Northern California. Over 160 years later, we continue the tradition of spreading the cement of brotherly love and affection through a structured approach to Freemasonry. We are a premiere Lodge of sophisticated gentlemen, from all walks of life, who observe a formal approach to our assemblies, ceremonies, and philosophies.
REWARDS OF BEING A FREEMASON
MAKING TRUE FRIENDS
Masonry is a community of men and their families who share similar beliefs and values. The fraternity finds it important to connect with other men of honor, compassion, love, trust, and knowledge, regardless of their race, color, religious beliefs, political views, sexual orientation, physical ability, citizenship, or national origin. We are friends and brothers, and are connected through this vital and uplifting organization of moral men.
Our continuing pursuit of truth, knowledge, ethics, and leadership skills makes us better men and brings more meaning to our lives. Learning the tenets of Freemasonry, paired with being an active part of our community, gives us the opportunity to develop leadership and organizational skills, and builds self-discipline through commitment and self-confidence.
HAVING AN IMPACT
As a member of the Freemasons, the Grand Lodge of California, and Sacramento Lodge No. 40, we are a part of a worldwide organization that values tradition, history, and timeless wisdom. The traditions and core values of our fraternity are meaningful today and will endure for centuries to come because of our direct impact in our community, through our charities, and on a personal level.
"All true Masons know that they only are heathen who, having great ideals, do not live up to them."