First and foremost I want to say THANK YOU to all the Brothers who were a part of the Masonic Funeral Assist Team during 2017, and before. The Team concept is the primary goal to ensure that ALL deceased Brothers have a funeral worthy and in recognition of their longevity and hard work to maintain the masonic principals. For 2017 we know of four Brothers and one Masonic Widow passed away. There were others and either there was no obit or funeral so some are not counted for the year.
To local Lodges and the Worshipful Masters for 2018 the Masonic Funeral Assist Team is available to assist the Lodge Officers in performing a Masonic Funeral or assisting with information and organizational procedures when requested. I can't stress enough how important it is to have an organized Masonic funeral in front of Family and Friends and to show all attending the funeral how we, as Masons, respect our deceased Brother.
Worshipful Masters, in the early 2018 the Funeral Assist Team can provide training to all Lodge Officers and Brothers in a variety of subjects all related to Masonic Funerals and in addition we can provide hand-outs to those attending.
We especially invite all Ladies of the Masonic Family. This training can be one or three hours depending on interest and participation. A few of the subjects are; the Masonic Funeral, what to expect from the Lodge, the Masonic Sacred Scroll, the Masonic Widows program, Memorial services, Masonic funeral kit and Q&A. Now is a good time to inventory the lodges funeral kit to ensure that all the equipment needed is available, clean and ready to go and should include a AZ Grand Lodges Funeral Service.
Any requests or information contact Andy Anderson (520) 234-3225
or by E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Everyone, stay healthy in 2018.
If anyone is interested in becoming a Member of the Masonic Funeral Assist Team contact Andy Anderson, this includes a Brother from any Lodge.