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 in Chicago

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 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.

As has been the custom for the last several weeks, RW Bro. Wayne Spooner will begin our instruction session with some basics. Then we’ll build on that with ceremonial instruction based upon what those present collectively wish to review. This will include some discussion of the use, or overuse of the word “now” in our opening and closing ritual. As always, Catechism and Proficiency preparation will be available. Also, the newest Masonic TRUE or FALSE quiz (#153) will be ready.
Class starts at 7:30. The ground floor entrance on Gale Street is open by 6:15 PM. The City Clerk’s office parking lot just west of our building is available in the evening hours. There are also some spaces behind the city building that are available after business hours.
There should be some food for us to partake in the downstairs dining area before class. We appreciate any donation to defray the cost for food and drinks.
If Gale Street is not convenient, there are other excellent schools to attend:
The Skokie School of Masonic Instruction meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Skokie Masonic Temple, 5405 Lincoln Ave, near the intersection of Gross Point Road and Lincoln.
Downers Grove School of Masonic Instruction meets most Sundays from 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM at the Downers Grove Masonic Temple, 923 Curtiss St. in Downers Grove. To check to see if they’ll be in session on the Sunday you wish to attend, check the calendar on the Grove Lodge #824 website. If you see the wording, “11am Grove School for Masonic Instruction”, there is indeed school on that Sunday.
Retiree’s Club for Masonic Instruction has temporarily closed but plans to resume on January 12thwith their regular hours on Tuesdays, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM at the Montclare Masonic Temple at 6910 W. Grand Ave. in Chicago.
Please send an email to if you’d like contact information for any of these schools. You can use that same address to request Dropbox access to our TRUE or FALSE quizzes with detailed answers. (For the quiz, Master Masons only please.)

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