Pioneer Lodge  A.F. &  A.M.
145 Pleasant Street
Somerset, MA 02726

Pioneer Lodge AF & AM was Constituted in 1864. The Lodge is located at 145 Pleasant Street in the quaint Village of Somerset Massachusetts and meets the 1st Monday of each month. Meetings gather at 6pm.
Instituted March 9th 1863
Constituted March 21st 1864

Worshipful Riley W. Sanders, Master

Pioneer Hall - 145 Pleasant Street - Somerset, MA 02726
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This page was last updated: January 17, 2019
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January Lodge of Instruction

Pioneer Lodge
145 Pleasant Street
Somerset, MA
January 23 – 7:00 - 8:15 PM
Collation follows LOI 

See the Calendar for all the details!
What it means to be a Freemason.
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April 6th, 2019 - 7:00 PM 
SPL Concerts presents - The Gnomes!

There’s nothing like live music and this group is as alive as it gets. 

Coming to Pioneer Masonic Lodge in Somerset, home of the new Somerset Pioneer Lodge Concerts, will be one of the most talented and exciting groups on the Rhode Island music scene – The Gnomes. 

This talented group fuse its dynamic folk-rock edge with original tunes and a wide-ranging repertoire that spans the globe — Celtic, Scandinavian, Eastern European, Asian, African, Caribbean, Klezmer, and Native American — bringing you a sound that will touch both your heart and your feet! They combine their varied and extensive musical backgrounds into arrangements that have been described as "exotic, fresh, and unique." Group members include Cathy Clasper Torch, (violin/fiddle, erhu, piano, cello), Phil Edmonds, (Irish whistles, button accordion), Peter Breen, an accomplished and versatile bass player and singer, Mike Fischman, (guitar, mandolin, banjo), and Matt Demick (percussion/drums).

This concert is not open to the general public, but Masons are encouraged to invite family and friends. A portion of each donation will help to support Pioneer Hall Masonic charities. Tickets for the upcoming Gnomes concert are available for a suggested donation of $15 each for adults, ages 11-18 are $5 each and children 10 and under – free. To reserve tickets, visit and click on the “Reserve Your Tickets”. For more information – visit The Pioneer Masonic Hall is located at 145 Pleasant Street, Somerset, MA.

Worthy and Well Qualified 
- a Masonic Podcast

Join co-hosts Darrell McTague and Bryan Simmons as they discuss all things Masonic. Nothing (mostly) is off-limits or out-of-bounds. Prepare for blunt, honest, real conversations and plenty of laughs, too.
Officers of Pioneer Lodge 
2018 - 2019
(Back Row, L-R) Bro. John Bell, Wor. Jack Bowden, Past Master Worshipful Jeffrey Profio, Bro. Drew DaSilva, Bro. Steven Bulygo, Wor. Manny Ferreira III, Bro. Mark Guillemette, Bro. John Costa (Front Row, L-R) Bro. Michael Rezendes, Bro. Charles Oldham, Worship Master Riley W. Sanders, Bro. Alan Buckless
January 23rd, 2019 - 7:00 PM 
16th District Lodge of Instruction

Join us at Pioneer Lodge for the January LOI. We will begin at 7 PM and enjoy something to eat at around 8:30. All Brothers are urged to attend (especially officers!)
February 14th, 2019 - 6:00 - 11:00 PM 
Quittacus Lodge Valentine's /Sweethearts Dinner

Quittacus Lodge's Facebook Event for details. Click here.

January 24th, 2019 - 5:30  - 12:00 
RT24 Bus Accident Fundraiser

A fundraising dinner will be offered at the Venus de Milo, 75 GAR Highway, in Swansea, Massachusetts, on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 5:30 p.m. to midnight. Tickets cost $50 for adults and $25 for children ages 10 and younger. There will be dinner, live music, dancing, raffles and a silent auction. Tickets are available at the Venus or online at this event link.

February 4th, 2019 - 7:00 PM 
Regular Communication

Brothers - the February Regular Communication will begin at 7:00 PM following our dinner at 6:15. This evening will be a Fraternal Visit by our District Deputy Grand Master.
Somerset Pioneer Lodge Concerts