20120127From the East

Advent – what does it mean? Is it synonymous to Christmas? Or Hanukah? Literally, it means “watchful waiting” (Latin “adventus”to come.) For Christians, it means the coming of the Messiah; for Jews, it means getting ready for the coming of the Savior. As we move into “watchful waiting”, let us focus of what this really means to us. Our lectures in the degrees constantly point to whom we should be focusing on. We must continually learn what values to develop and virtues to learn. And in the wake of Thanksgiving Day, to always be thankful to the Source and Giver of Life.
There is always the commercial aspect of our celebrations that often distracts us from focusing on the Way, the Truth and the Life. Let us, as one body, resolve to keep the reason for the season.

Valentines Ball and Ladies Night

My Brothers,

This is to inform you that as of today January 24 we have 82 confirmed attendees. In order to give time to the brothers and sisters who are working that day, we will start the party at 8pm.

For those of you who have confirmed their attendance, kindly make your check payable to Jose Rizal Lodge #1172 and mail it to Bro. Henry Garcia at:

233 West 99th St. Apt. 2E
New York NY 10025

For those who are not familiar with the place and has no GPS, you can follow this directions:

From: George Washington Bridge:
Take Palisade Parkway North Exit at 5S (303 South) Travel about 2 miles, and make a RIGHT turn on Paris Street. At the end of Paris Street make a LEFT turn. Colonial Inn will be on your right side.

From: Tappan Zee Bridge:
Take 287 West to Exit 13S (Palisades Pkwy South) to Exit 5S and follow the above directions.

From: Garden State Parkway
Take GSP North. to 287East. Exit on 13N (Palisades Pkwy North) and follow the above directions.

See you all at the party.

Bro. Levi Lavarino
(914) 584 1779