12th Masonic District of New Jersey
345 River Road, Princeton NJ
Regular Communications are the 2nd and 4th Mondays
DARK: July and August
TOM PETRO WM 2017 & 2018
email webmaster:  Hiram A.

EMAIL US NOW FOR INFORMATION ON MEMBERSHIP!            p38masons@gmail.com

Past Grand Master John
                        Colligas and Tom Petro Master of Princeton 38
                        F.&A.M. 2017 Princeton NJ Masonic
                        Lodge 38 F&AM Officers
PGM John Colligas with WM Tom Petro
The officers of Princeton 38 Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons for 2017


As Worshipful Master of the Lodge, I welcome you to Princeton #38 Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons in the State of NJ !

First let's discuss the title.
     Worshipful is an ancient and honorable term of respect, no one actually worships the Worshipful Master! 
      The word Master itself is an ancient and honorable term for the leader or head or president of the organization.

The B.P.O.E. ELKS have Exalted Rulers
      The "Loyal Order of Water Buffalo" in the Flintstones had the Grand Poo-bah! (the L.O.O.W.B. were originally called the "Loyal Order of Dinosaurs"
             The Masons have "Worshipful Masters".

This is a fun, rewarding and inspiring fellowship that will take you on a life's journey through not only our history here in the United States of America, but Worldwide!

We come from all walks of life and all careers, educational backgrounds and religions.

We are a bunch of good guys, many of us are family men, some are unattached, we are all ages from 18 to men in their 90's.

Our initiation ceremonies are dignified and respectful.  They have existed for centuries unchanged and are meant to enlighten.
They are designed to welcome you to our traditions, teach you about the Fraternity and educate you in the ancient customs of speculative Free Masonry. 

There is nothing demeaning during ANY of our rituals and there is no hazing of any kind ever.

Here are some things WE ARE NOT and DO NOT DO:
            We do not ride goats around the lodge room or anywhere else for that matter.
                                 we do not worship devils, icons etc.
                                                   we are not a religion.
                                                                  we are not a secret society.
                                                                                    we are not plotting to take over the world.

You will hear this time and time again.... YOU GET OUT OF IT WHAT YOU PUT INTO IT... and that may be true, however there are no time commitments, it is all voluntary.

We meet two times a month (2nd & 4th Mondays) except July and August.   Family and work responsibilities come first... always... no exceptions.

Masons strive to help make a good man better by helping each other and our communities, by instilling in each of us core values and principals that have survived through all ages.

There is a link on the main menu with more information on how to join us or check us out.
  I will post it here for you:  Are you thinking about joining a Masonic Lodge?
Remember 2B1ASK1  to be one ask one... pretty simple actually... we do not solicit members, they must ask us to join so don't be shy, if you are interested ASK! (and you shall receive)

Thank you for sharing your time today to visit our cyber lodge on the web, you are welcome back any time. 
It is always under renovation because of the nature of life... things change so check back often,
Always remember to refresh your browser on EVERY page to be sure you have the most up to date information.

Bye for now, and if you want to drop me a note about the lodge, or have questions, here is the best email address: 


remember: IT'S ALL GOOD and GOOD can not, and will not fail!

Tom Petro
Worshipful Master 2017 Princeton Lodge #38 of Free and Accepted Masons in the State of New Jersey, part of the 12th Masonic District.