Our History & Officers

Perry-Ionic Lodge No. 796 resulted from the merger of Ionic Lodge No. 525, which was constituted on November 10,1873 and Perry Lodge No. 796, which was constituted on November 3, 1962,  forming Perry-Ionic Lodge
on December 27,1983.Stated Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month, except the months of July and August, when the Lodge is called off from labor.

Charles G. Lotz
Worshipful Master
of  Perry-Ionic Lodge No. 796

2018 Elected Officers

Worshipful Master                Charles G. Lotz
Senior Warden                       William Spade III, PM
Junior Warden                       Richard V. Bopp, PM
Treasurer                                 Robert C. Catalano
Secretary                                 Hector L. Cabrera, PM


Stephen D. Bloomquist, PM       Phil M Serra, PM       T. Lawrence Palmer

Appointed Officers

Assistant Secretary                  Pedro A. Zayas, PM
Pursuivant                                 Michael G Foriska
Senior Deacon                           Mark Chapaitis
Junior Deacon                           Steven C. Hunter
Sr. Master of Ceremonies        Joseph P. Falcona
Jr. Master of Ceremonies        Cory J. Falcona
Chaplain                                      Frank G. Mehalov
Sr. Steward                                 David J. Lyle
Jr. Steward                                 Robert C. Catalano, Jr.
Tyler                                            Michael C. Sassano, Jr., PM

Right Worshipful Grand Master
of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania
S. Eugene Herritt


District Deputy Grand Master
55th Masonic District
D. Todd Ballenger, P.M.



The Masonic Belief
There is one God, The Father of all men.
The Holy Bible is the Great Light in Masonry, and
the Rule and Guide for faith and practice.
Man is immortal.
Character determines destiny.
Love of man is, next to love of God, man’s first duty.
Prayer, communion of man with God, is helpful.
Recognizing the impossibility of confining the teaching
of Masonry to any fixed forms of expression, yet acknowledging
the value of authoritative statements of fundamental principles
the following is proclaimed as;

The Masonic Teaching
Masonry teaches man to practice charity and benevolence,
to protect chastity, to respect the ties of blood and friendship,
to adopt the principles and revere the ordinances of religion,
to assist the feeble, guide the blind, raise up the downtrodden,
shelter the orphan, guard the alter, support the Government,
inculcate morality, promote learning, love of man, fear God,
implore His mercy and hope for happiness.

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