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R.W. Bro. Gilbert L. Carreiro
28 Mansfield Crescent
Whitby, ON L1N 6T4
(416) 704-7551



W. Bro. Gerry Campbell
316 Rhodes Ave.
Toronto, ON M4L 3A3
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DDGM 2019

R.W. Bro. Gilbert L. Carreiro
District Deputy Grand Master
Toronto East District

 February 2020 Message


I hope everyone is doing well as we enter February and hopefully a continued short winter.

Coming up in February we have 3 Official Visits all within the first week and that will be it for the month. Feb. 4th Canada Lodge (Whitby Temple), Feb. 5th Universe Lodge (York Temple) and Feb. 6th Alpha-Tuscan (T.E. Temple). I want to congratulate Acacia Lodge in winning the Travelling Gavel twice in January. However, I was somewhat disappointed last month with a very poor turn out by our District Masters. I am sure your Brethren will appreciate your visit and it is a good thing for the District.

Saturday morning classes have started, check the Trestle Board. These classes are of great help with the mechanics of the work on your degrees.

In January’s message, I mentioned the importance of practicing the fundamental principles of Freemasonry, which are Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth. Let us examine the meaning to these words.

Brotherly Love: It refers to the type of bond that we may experience with a family member or close friend. It denotes more than just a superficial relationship, but rather one of deep compassion, affection and understanding. To have Brotherly Love for someone means that we truly care about and value that individual as we would a member of our own family.

Relief: Can be defined as a removal or lightening of something oppressive, painful, or distressing. It refers to our genuine care in our Brother's welfare. For to be able to lift a burden from a Brother's shoulders or have one lifted from our own, would indeed be a joyous thing and strengthen our bonds with each other.

Truth: It can be defined as sincerity inaction, character, utterance and the fidelity of a standard. It is a reminder that our words, actions and character should be one of integrity. They should embody the highest standards of morality, accuracy and rightness.

These fundamental principles are not just words at the end of the Junior Wardens Lecture, they are principals that every Mason should try to live by. Brethren, in order for a Lodge to prosper and grow, harmony is essential, and it is up to each and everyone of us to make the effort. If you see a problem reach out and seek help, it is available.

I look forward to greeting you all personally this month.

May the Great Architect of the Universe continue to protect and guide us in all our endeavours.


R. W. Bro. Gilbert L. Carreiro,
DDGM, Toronto East Distict. 2019~2020

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