June 22nd, 2019 Preview:

The seventh meeting of Templum Phoenix Lodge No.57 will be held on June 22nd, 2019 in the quarters of Sussex Lodge No. 4, Dorchester, N.B. commencing at 1:00 pm sharp. We will be having an interesting afternoon as there will be an open discussion based on the following topic:

The Role of Freemasonry and the Freemason Individually in Society

Consider the following in light of the title.

The challenges and changes in the global environment in which we live make instability the norm rather than the exception. Armed conflicts, violations of fundamental rights, deficiencies in basic issues such as health, food and education present scenarios for which the Mason is generally not prepared to understand much less play a role in solving.

In this context, it is absolutely relevant that freemasons understand what their participation in the issues and problems facing society should be. How do we both as individual Masons and as an organization integrate the exercise of ethical and moral values so essential for a democratic coexistence and mutual respect.

The speaker at the Festive Board will be Brother Luke Shorty of Maine. Brother Shorty is the Executive Director of the Lee Academy and a member of the faculty of the Maine Masonic College.

The menu for our Festive Board is as follows:


Chilled green pea soup with ricotta and sprout salad.


Tomato Caprese salad with Boccocini & Balsamic Glaze


Seared Duck Breast with Beet root risotto, Thyme honey roasted carrots,

Parsnip chips and green peppercorn demi

(The main course will be accompanied by your choice of red or white wine and is included in the cost of the meal)


Lavender Vanilla bean panna cotta with berry compote

Tickets for the Festive Board are $40.00 (including tax and gratuity) and are available beginning June 3rd, 2019 and are available on a first come first served basis. Ticket sales will close on June 14th, 2019.