The Richard D. Johnson
School of Masonic Instruction
and Catechism Posting

The Richard D. Johnson School of Masonic Instruction meets at 7:30 PM – the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month
at the Jefferson Masonic Temple
5418 W. Gale Street

If the above is not the pretty picture you want to portray to your fellow brethren in the Lodge, then we hope to welcoming you, or welcoming you back, to the Richard D. Johnson School for Masonic Instruction. This is one of the many great options for Masons to meet and learn, and hone their skills and knowledge to make them more proficient in the Lodge work.

If you’d like to enjoy a meal and socialize before class begins, join us for an optional meal at about 6:00 PM at Paterno’s Pizza, 5303 N. Milwaukee Ave. at Central (NW corner of Milwaukee & Central). We gather in the dining room on the west end. Otherwise, just meet us at Jefferson Masonic Temple. At about 7:15, we arrive to open the doors at the Temple.

Our goal is helping you with Rod and Floor Work and giving special attention when you need to prepare for an upcoming degree or other ceremony. Catechism Posting is also available to candidates in ALL degrees.

School! – 7:30pm (Open to all Masons) Instruction is based on the needs of those in attendance with special emphasis on rod and floor work, and is conducted by instructors certified by the Grand Lodge of Illinois. We also have catechism posting available in all degrees. Entered Apprentices and Fellowcrafts are welcome to come for posting.

The Richard D. Johnson School of Masonic Instruction is also on Facebook – you can contact us there.


If Gale Street is not convenient, there are other excellent schools to attend:

• Downers Grove School of Masonic Instruction which meets most Sundays from 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM at the Downers Grove Masonic Temple, 923 Curtiss in Downers Grove.

• 3rd NE District School which meets on 4th Mondays from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Glenview Masonic Temple located at 1450 Lehigh in Glenview.

• Retiree’s Club for Masonic Instruction which meets every Tuesday at 10:00 AM at the Mont Clare Masonic Temple at 6910 W. Grand Ave. in Chicago.

• The “traveling” 2nd District School for Masonic Instruction moves around to different locations. (check on Facebook)

If you need contact information for any of these schools, just let us know. And be sure to check with your DDGM or Lodge Secretary for information on additional Schools of Instruction that may be available.