Blaine C. Clay Lodge # 14

Making Good Men Better in Houma, Louisiana.

Mainstream vs. PHA

Posted by Troy Welch on November 27, 2010 at 10:59 AM Comments comments (2)


This was pulled from I don't know why I am still amazed that the Confederate States of America is hanging on to the 1800s Deep South mentality. Masonry explicitly states the equality of men, regardless of race, creed, or color. Why don't some of these "Masons" understand that their stance is absolutely opposite of this basic teaching? Is it easier to do the right thing than to oppose something that is morally right?

It is definitely getting ...

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Fellowcraft Study Guide

Posted by Troy Welch on September 17, 2010 at 2:24 AM Comments comments (0)

Instructor's Manual - Fellowcraft

Overview for Instructors

Part One Review Session

Handout Materials



In the era of the operative builder, the Fellows of the Craft represented the professional Masons. They were mature men who had passed their years of apprenticeship and were skilled in the arts and the sciences of their calling. It was these men who would erect the houses of faith and temporal power which characterized thei...

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Knights of Pythagoras (Please read)

Posted by Troy Welch on January 3, 2010 at 8:12 PM Comments comments (0)

Brothers of BCC,

     I recently ran across this article about the Knights of Pythagoras and i saw our community in the words.  I think that you guys will see the same.  After reading this please leave a comment on your thoughts of how we can bring this program back to life.


Travel light brothers,

Troy Welch

Sir Knight



RALEIGH -- Behind the shabby façade of the Widow's Son Prince Hall ...

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Today (This Time)

Posted by Troy Welch on January 2, 2010 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)


Today, I will contemplate my presence here on earth and that my Creator has a purpose for my existence which may or may not always be clear to me, but will live by his Commandments in order that I might not spot or stain the character which has become me.


Today, I will strive to be a good citizen in the eyes of my neighbor, my community, the state and my country. I will revere my country's banner, honor its Constitution and laws, be grated I for the freedoms I...

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Message from the Worthy Matron

Posted by Troy Welch on December 23, 2009 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)


       Following is a message from the Worthy Matron.  I hope that we all help this family in need.

Travel Light.


       Some of you may already know about the house that blew up in Houma on last Sunday. This was the home of Sibyl St. Julien's daughter, Sia Theriot. Sia and 2 of her children were in the home at the time. From my understanding, they have 2nd and 3rd degree burns. The 2 boy...

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From Whence Came You?

Posted by Troy Welch on December 16, 2009 at 10:51 PM Comments comments (0)


     Many people live in darkness never to find the light. They proudly wear their age as some kind of sacred vestment which the mere number of years has seemingly ordained upon them. These same people believe that the time spent traveling is more important than the distance traveled.


      Ecclesiastes expressed it this way, 'Better is a poor and wise youth than an old and foolish king.' In other words,...

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Larger Than Five

Posted by Troy Welch on November 23, 2009 at 12:46 PM Comments comments (0)

    Larger than Five Committee stand up! We definitely in the building. Brothers Scoby, Davis, Wolfe, Williams, I ran across these posts and thought that I would share them with everyone and remind them of the fire we had coming in. Let’s capture that again and show these newer guys how to do it. I hope that yall don’t mind me sharing this and if we have any problems I will take them down. Also this piece might inspire others to join in as I think that I may pu...

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Masons as Mentors

Posted by Troy Welch on November 18, 2009 at 8:38 AM Comments comments (1)



    Recently a couple brothers and I went the first meeting for a mentoring program called the Twenty-Twenty Mentoring Ministry. The sole purpose of this ministry is to provide an opportunity for twenty adult brothers to mentor to twenty selected young brothers at a junior high level.


     Bro. Frank Kidd is coordinating the program. It was born in the local churches and two junior high schools reached out to ...

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