Grand Master Undergoing Back Surgery

Grand Master of Masons in Mississippi, Fred Bean

Grand Master of Masons in Mississippi, Fred Bean

Dear Brethren,

Just a note to let everyone know that since and just prior to Grand Lodge I developed terrible back pain. To those of you who were there could tell that I was in severe pain. As soon as I returned home I made an appointment with my Doctor in Jackson, who put 2 rods and 4 screws between L4 and L5 in 2012. After X­rays, an MRI and a Milogram, he decided to remove the rod on my right side and insert a longer rod that will include L3, L4 and L5. I am scheduled to have this done Wednesday, May 6th in Jackson at the River Oaks Hospital.

I appreciate all the phone calls that I have received, also all the prayers that have been lifted up for me. Anyone who has not been in a similar condition does not know how much I have missed by not being able to get around attending Lodges and just being with my Masonic Family. But I assure you that just as soon as I am able to get out among you Brethren, you will get tired of seeing my face.

I ask every one to remember me and my wife, Norma, in your prayers during this time.



Introducting: Mississippi Online Masonic Shop

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Click to view Flyer

The Grand Lodge of Mississippi has partnered with Macoy Publishing and Masonic Supply Co. to offer individual Masons as well as Blue Lodges an online Masonic Shop.

This Masonic Shop serves two main purposes:

First, it provides Mississippi Masons with a Mississippi specific resource for Masonic regalia, supplies, apparel and more.

Second, to provide additional funding to the Grand Lodge. Our affiliation with Macoy allows for a percent of each purchase to be sent to the Grand Lodge of Mississippi.

Important Note: If you call or make order via mail or if you make an order for an Appendant Organization, please consider mentioning that you would like the credit for the purchase to go to the Grand Lodge of Mississippi. If you do, then the Grand Lodge will receive a commission for that purchase as well.

Please be sure to check the Masonic Shop frequently, as we will be working with Macoy Publishing to continually add new items to the shop.


The Grand Lodge of Mississippi Internet Committee

Stated Communications


There is an item that I need to address regarding adding events to the Grand Lodge Website Calendar.

There are far too many lodges for us to list the Stated Communications of lodges. It would overwhelm and clutter the calendar and weekly email notifications.

I truly understand your desire to list Stated Communications as a way for you to communicate with your members. Unfortunately, that just is not something we can accommodate on the calendar at this time.

Currently there are two places on the website where people can learn about the dates of your Stated Communications:

1) In the Lodge Locator:

2) By viewing the digital copy of the Blue Lodge Directory:

I hope that those resources are beneficial for your needs and I hope you understand why we cannot list Stated Communications for over 200 blue lodges on the calendar.

Thank you,

Bro. Jared Stanley