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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 Jeffrey W. Profio, Master

Pioneer Hall - 145 Pleasant Street - Somerset, MA 02726
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This page was last updated: October 21, 2018
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Installation of Officers - 2018 - 2019

by Michael Rezendes on 10/21/18

Less than one week until the big event! We will be welcoming in our new Master and other Officers.  The Installation will begin promptly at 3:00. There will be a great dinner following the event at 4:30.  If you haven't made your reservations yet - go to the "Dinner" page and let us know the number coming to the Installation and staying to share a meal.

Lots of Events Coming Up!

by Michael Rezendes on 09/16/18

Happy Fall everyone! Pioneer is waking up after a long hot summer. We have our Annual Communication and Official Visit by the DDGM coming up October 1. Come to Lodge and show your support. It would also be the perfect time to pay you dues since Oct. 1st is the dead-line. Also in October we will be welcoming in the new Officers of Pioneer Lodge at the semi -public Installation on October 27 at 3 PM - followed by sharing a meal at 4:30. Reservations for this event must be made for planning purposes. Go to the "Dinner" page to make reservations.  Another great event will be the Pioneer Square & Compasses Day, which will be held on October 13th from 9 AM - 2 PM. Know anyone that would fit in at Pioneer? Extend and invitation.

The NEW Pioneer Lodge Mobile App

by Michael Rezendes on 05/08/18

The new Pioneer Lodge app is ready for your Android smartphone (iPhones use your phones's browser). You can follow the link below and install the app on your phone - just select Android or HTML5 for iPhones.

Go to to download.


Volunteering - what makes "good men better"

by Michael Rezendes on 05/03/18

The WM has already gotten some volunteers to step forward to help at our local food pantry - but that doesn't mean you can't help with other projects. Contact the Worshipful Master and discuss the possibilities of volunteerism!

Pioneer Lodge will be volunteering at the Annelle Delorme-Hagerman Food Pantry from 9 AM - 11 AM. Please arrive at 8:45 for brief instructions. The pantry is located in the small white house next to the Church of Our Saviour at 2112 County St. Somerset, MA. Breakfast is available at 8 AM if you would like to eat.

Our Newest Master Masons

by Michael Rezendes on 04/13/18

On April 02 Pioneer Lodge welcomed Andrew DaSilva, Shaun Schwarzenbach and Michael Pereira as new Master Masons. Following the degree, the Brothers gathered in Pioneer Hall for our Festive Board. It was a great evening that all will remember. After a great meal and many toasts, I read a poem which I had written with my feelings of the night.  Please enjoy.

The Crossroad

A decision made in haste or after much consideration. 

The outcome was the same, why did I have to choose.

I was there – alone at the crossroads – no one in sight.

Ahead was the same as to the left or right – nothing but an infinite universe.

My past was over – never to return but yet never to leave me.

Actions, right or wrong, had become who I am now and shaped who I will be forever.

So how to choose a path – imagine beyond the horizon – hope for the best?

The toss of a coin would serve me best – but no coin had I and no desire to leave my fate to the toss.

I thought – I’m never right – and I never desired what was left.

So a distorted logic gave me my final direction.

Ahead it shall be – ever moving forward – through time and space – ahead in direction and the universe.

Lantern held high and steadfast into my future.

What's Happening In and Around Pioneer......
October 27 - 3:00 PM
Installation of Officers for the 2018 - 2019 Masonic year
Pioneer Hall
145 Pleasant St, Somerset, MA
Dinner Reservations are needed for the 4:30 meal. Click Here

November 5 - 7:00 PM
Regular Communication
Pioneer Hall
145 Pleasant St, Somerset, MA
​Dinner starts at 6:15 - come share a great meal with your Brothers!
Worthy and Well Qualified 
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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.
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Worshipful Profio receives his Past Masters Award from R.W. Michael R. Durocher, District Deputy Grand Master, 16th Masonic District.
Brother Mark Guillemette receives his Rookie Award from R.W. Michael R. Durocher, District Deputy Grand Master, 16th Masonic District and WM Jeffrey Profio.