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About Hillcrest Masonic Lodge

Est. 1949, Hillcrest Masonic Lodge was started as the premier Masonic Lodge for Southern Methodist University students, faculty and alumni by members of Highland Park Masonic Lodge in an attempt to provide more of a Masonic presence in Highland Park. Over the past 65 years Hillcrest has grown beyond its initial audience, including members of various walks of life, it continues to keep ties with SMU and is now a staple of Freemasonry in Dallas TX as one of the prominent lodges in DFW.

What Hillcrest Provides

Hillcrest Masonic Lodge provides education on our long standing traditions, an understanding of the symbols behind our degrees, and a chance to improve yourself and give back to your community

Masonic Rituals

The Rituals or Rites of Freemasonry have been performed for centuries and we are proud to offer world class ceremonies to our initiates

Masonic Education

Between our instructors and our educational dinners with world class speakers, you will be exposed to the brightest masonic minds available

Leadership

A Masonic Lodge has a framework for organizational leadership which most modern governments were based off of; with the right mentorship, Masonry can provide you with valuable leadership opportunities

Our Charities

Between scholarships for SMU students, to blood drives for the Scottish Rite Hospital, to programs for elementary schools, Freemasonry will give you opportunities to give back

Services

Why become a Freemason? Knowledge, History, Fellowship ...

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Inquire

The first step to becoming a Freemason, especially if you don't know any, is to get to know some of us. Becoming a Freemason is a very personal decision and is not a right fit for everyone. We want to get to know you to make sure Masonry is right for you, and you should get to know us to understand if we are the right lodge for you.

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Ask

No one is asked to become a Freemason. This is not a society that has been privately selected by invitation only. Our Fraternity is built on free minded men who seek out and ask to be made a Mason. Once you have gotten to know some of the Brethren, ask for a petition. They will let you know if they think it is right for you and the right time to join.

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Petition

Once you fill out your petition, you will need 5 Freemasons to vouch for you by signing it. This is one of the reasons it is so important to get to know some of the members. After you have your petition submitted an investigation committee will be assigned to your request and will meet with you to explore your interest

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Announcement: Lodge Room Renovation Has Begun

Lodge Room Renovation Has Started! On Saturday September 10th 2016, The Brethren of Hillcrest Lodge started work on the Lodge Room remodeling project. We started at 10am, promptly after Callan’s stated meeting. Many showed up in attendance from Hillcrest. Some of the guys from Callan stayed around to help and brought […]

Why Men Become Freemasons

Why A Man Becomes A Freemason [Video]

Our Brethren from Massachusetts put this video together on why men today decide to join the Masonic Fraternity.  It is a very well done video that strikes to the point of what Freemasonry is, and why men join The Craft. If you think Freemasonry might be right for you, and […]

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Freemasonry Pauses Wars: A Masonic Response To Violence In Dallas

The Dallas Police Officer Shootings on July 7th 2016 Prompts A Masonic Response to Violence and the Need for Freemasonry in Today’s Society A Personal, Fraternal, and Societal Tragedy A message from our Worshipful Master, Chris Livingston… As many of you know, I have spent the past decade representing police […]

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Patrick Briody’s Golden Trowel Award Ceremony

On On Saturday, April 30, 2016, at an open meeting of Hillcrest Lodge; Past Master Patrick Briody was presented with the Golden Trowel Award. Since its inception, the Golden Trowel Award is a way for Lodges to recognize and honor distinguished members with an official award from the Grand Lodge of Texas. The award is used by all Texas Lodges and […]

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What is a Mason? [Video]

“What is a Mason?”  is a question we often get asked by inquirers to the craft. What is a Mason is a simple question that can be a complex answer with many responses.  However below is a great short video from some of those we impact who describe who they […]

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How Stone Masons Built Cathedrals [Video]

Building Heaven On Earth Below is a great documentary from the BBC, which details the process and spiritual symbolism of the operative stone masons.  These same understandings are what came to be the foundation of the Freemasons and speculative masonry. Building usually started at the east end, where mass was celebrated. […]

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Master Mason’s Lodge In The Alamo 2015

Dallas Masons Return To The Alamo Masons from many of the Lodges in Dallas, including Hillcrest Masonic Lodge and Highland Park Masonic Lodge met in fellowship for an exclusive night in the Alamo. The Masons of Hillcrest Lodge had another great trip to the Alamo.  This has been our 4th […]

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Master Mason Degree on U.S. Aircraft Carrier

Dallas Masons travel to Corpus Christi to observe a Master Masons Degree on the USS Lexington Masons from all over the state, including the Grand Master and members of Hillcrest Lodge travelled to witness a historic Master Masons degree on the USS Lexington in Corpus Christi Texas.  Hillcrest Brethren delivered […]

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Dallas Fort Worth Freemasons Meeting Together On The Level

  Dallas & Fort Worth Masons came together for Hillcrest Masonic Lodge’s September Stated Meeting Freemasons from many masonic lodges in Dallas and Fort Worth met together at Hillcrest Masonic Lodge #1318 to visit and enjoy in masonic fellowship, and in hopes to receive one of Hillcrest Masonic Lodges new […]

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Hillcrest Masonic Lodge Lapel Pins

  Hillcrest Masonic Lodge Lapel Pins Are In! The lapel pins for Hillcrest Lodge are in and look fantastic.  They were designed by our Brother Chaplain, Kyle Wahlquist and display the masonic symbols of the skull, crossed keys, the square and compass as well as an evergreen wreath.  At the […]