Chartered in 1856 by the Grand Lodge of New Jersey, the Hightstown Apollo Lodge is one of the few remaining moon lodges. In the early years of Masonry in the USA, moon lodges were many because there was light to travel by when members were meeting at their lodges. At the Hightstown Apollo Lodge we still abide by the old traditions. We meet once a month on Friday evenings at 7:30PM and gather for friendly comraderie each Thursday evening at 7:30PM.
Special Notice The Event Calendar has been updated with tentative meeting dates for 2013. These dates may change without notice.
Ducky Derby time is fast approaching and is an event not to be missed. Every year at the Hightstown Harvest Fair the Hightstown-Apollo Lodge sells little rubber racing ducks that we cast off into the river by the Hightstown bridge. Over a thousand ducks float their way to the finish line and the sponsor of a winning duck receives a cash reward. Because the demand to sponsor a rubber ducky is so great, we will have advance sales every Friday at the Hightstown Farmers Market. Look for our booth and have fun sponsoring a rubber ducky. Who knows, the duck you sponsor may just be the winner.
On May 24, the Hightstown-Apollo Lodge had a presentation by Wor. Bro. Mark Megee who spoke about the similarities of ritual and issues facing the Freemasons in Israel. During the presentation Bro. Mark also spoke about other sites of Masonic interest that he visited while on his Knights Templar pilgrimage to Israel. Many Masons from all over NJ were in attendance and so many questions were asked that the discussions ran into overtime. Our next scheduled speaker is Wor. Bro. Gene Fricks. who will speak on the topic "The King Solomon You Thought You Knew". Should be plenty of fun.
In a stunning coincidence and confluence of fate not one but two Traveling Gavels disappear from the Hightstown-Apollo Lodge. At our March 29 meeting the Lodge was visited by four brothers from the Gothic-Fraternal Lodge and six brothers from Tompkins Lodge in Staten Island. Each group came with a single-minded purpose. The former to take the District Traveling Gavel and the Latter to take the National Traveling Gavel. It was all in fun and fraternity as each group was presented West of the Altar to receive their respective Traveling Gavels. Somehow you get a feeling that the gavels will return to the Highstown-Apollo Lodge.
The Hightstown-Apollo Lodge has become the new home of the Lodge of Research and Education (LORE). The stated purpose of LORE is to foster Masonic education through prepared research and open topics of Masonic interest. The Lodge of Research and Education meets quarterly and is open to all Master Masons.
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June 28 - Scheduled speaker Gene Fricks. More to come. Stay tuned.
July 11 - Emergent Degree for Entered Apprentice.
July 18 - Member day at the Trenton Thunder. Tkts $10.
Sept 10 - District dinner reception for Wor. Bro. Keith Bergmann Grand Tyler.
The nationwide travelling gavel is presented to the members of the Hightstown-Apollo Lodge
Pictured left to right: Ernesto Somero Hightstown-Apollo Lodge #41, Paul Szesotrarski Hightstown-Apollo Lodge #41, RW John White Jr. DDGM Richmond County Staten Island NY, Wor. Bro. Denis de Leon Hightstown-Apollo Lodge #41Wor. Bro. Thomas T. Hurley WM La Guardia Lodge #1130 Staten Island, Wor. Bro. Rene Mendez, WM Tompkins Lodge #471 Staten Island
Worshipful Brother Earl Groendyke Presents the Eagle Scout Award to Michael Brooks Jr. of Hightstown Troop 59
Lodge members selling racing ducks at the Hightstown Fair
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