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December 2021

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Sir Knights:

As the winter holiday season fast approaches Sacramento, I am reminded of old things coming to a close and new beginnings blooming. 


I look back at November, a month of being grateful and for giving thanks to all those who have helped along the way.  We have had the honor of presenting the Flag of our Country at the Scottish Rite Center. A big thank you to Sir Knight Andrew Grajeda for coordinating that function with our Commandery. 


Last month, our Commandery had not been able to meet due to conflicting schedules with other concordant bodies and, as a consequence, we would have struggled to achieve a quorum to properly meet in the Asylum.

Thanksgiving was spent with the family, giving thanks for all that the Great Architect of the Universe has provided us this year. 


I am also grateful for having spent this year with all of the Sir Knights of this Commandery.  Saturday, December 11th, will be our next Stated Conclave. I am looking forward to seeing you all as we do our Christmas Observance.


Humbly yours,

Luis J. Montero


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Holiday Greetings, Companions of Sacramento Council No. 1:

The end of the year is upon us.  As 2021 comes to a close, we will gather for our last Stated Assembly.  Although our in-person meetings have been few over the last two years, what they lacked in number they more than made up in fellowship. 


I want to thank all of the Companions who have supported me and our Council at the beginning and throughout the Coronavirus shutdown.


It has been my honor to serve as Illustrious Master for 2020 and 2021 and I look forward to seeing all the members of Sacramento Council No. 1 in December. 


In winter, as leaves fall from the tree and compost to the Earth, their beauty is not lost but reborn in the foliage of the spring. 


Joseph Wallach

Illustrious Master

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Greetings, Companions. 

This being my final article as High Priest of Sacramento Chapter No. 3 of Royal Arch Masons, I would like to take a few moments to say thank you to our superb team of Officers and to all members of our Chapter.


2021 has been a very unique and challenging year. There were so many things we wanted to accomplish but had to take a step back, adapt, regroup and exercise patience, but I believe we were able to set the tone for a continuously booming and enduring Chapter.


I trust that the soon-to-be High Priest, Companion Joseph Wallach, and his team of Officers, will have your support to lead our Chapter into the future.


In closing, Companions, I just wanted to say that I am eternally grateful for having the opportunity to serve you. This has been without a doubt one of the greatest honors in my Masonic Journey.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Francisco Marques

High Priest

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Saturday, 12/11/2021


08:00 AM
Christmas Observance Program

09:00 AM

Chapter No. 3 of Royal Arch Masons

Stated Convocation

(Annual Election of Officers)

10:00 AM

Council No. 1 of Cryptic Masons

Stated Assembly

(Annual Election of Officers)

11:00 AM

Commandery No. 2 of Knights Templar

Stated Conclave

(Annual Election of Officers)


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Cordially Invites

Your, Your Family, and Friends

to Attend

The Knights Templar

Christmas Observance


Renewal of Knightly Vows


Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 8:00 AM

Hybrid (Both in-Person and on Zoom)

Zoom Link:

Or call 669-900-6833

Meeting ID: 810 3688 9789 • Passcode: 312


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From the Secretary/Recorder Desk

Have you paid your 2021 dues? 


If your dues cards do NOT read "member in good standing ... through December 31, 2021", then you have fallen behind and now would be a good time to catch up. 

Also, it is now time to pay your 2022 as well.

Please contact your Secretary/Recorder at or issue your dues payment at 

Sincerely and fraternally,

Joseph K. Dongo, KYCH
Secretary / Recorder

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Book of the Month

The Freemason’s Gift
A Christmas and New Year’s Offering
by John Boyle

The editors of this volume have attempted to furnish a cluster from the field of thought and feeling cultivated under the broad sheen of our cherished institutions, that shall be agreeable to the taste of the fraternity. 

Found within this book is a plethora of essays by various authors such as Ancient Mysteries; Woman's Love; Moses at the Burning Bush; Secrets of Masonry; Mirtharessa; Three Pillars of Masonry; Masonry in 1776; Four Cardinal Virtues; and many others.

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia, and flawed pages. 

Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

ISBN-10 : 1169753736
ISBN-13 : 978-1169753730

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