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Trestleboard: March 2024


Notice of regular communication of St. Alban's Lodge No. 6 will be held at 363 Hope Street, Bristol RI 02809.
Wednesday, 13th, 7:00 PM
Square & Compasses

This month we will be receiving RW District Deputy Grand Master, Stephan Saraidarian for his official visitation to St. Alban’s No. 6. The evening is slated to be an office forum.

From the east

Greetings Brethren,

First off I’d like to thank everyone who came out and attended our meeting last month. I know it wasn’t easy with the schedule changes but I feel like we accomplished a lot and had a great program by W Benn. He does have a few more programs up his sleeve so we will be seeing him up there again! Just a reminder, this month is the officer forum at our meeting so that IS the program. It is also the corn beef and cabbage dinner put on by the family of our Brother Junior Deacon. It looks like it’s going to be a well-attended evening so I hope to see all of you there.

A few key topics I’d like to remind everyone of are the Grand Masters Testimonial Dinner on April 5th. We need to purchase our tickets ASAP as the cut-off date is less than 2 weeks away. I’d like to have our table so please, if you can, let’s show up in force! Information for the event was sent out on February 26th so check your emails or our website.

Rehearsals/family nights this month will be this Thursday night, the 7th at 6 pm for Lodge members, and at 7 pm will be a family and Fundraising committee. Also on Saturday the 23rd at 10 am for rehearsal followed by coffee and donuts for the family and children at 11 am. I know it’s last minute but once we start getting together we can discuss what dates and times work for everyone.

We have a busy couple of months coming up so I’m asking for all hands on deck. Keep an eye on your emails, check the website often, and communicate. Communication is the most important aspect of brotherhood in my opinion. Without communication, we have no idea what our brothers are going through or thinking about. Always feel free to reach out to me personally or any of the officers. We are here for each other, in all aspects of life.

Yours in the Craft,

Manuel J. Benevides

Years of Light

As another year passes since you were raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason. May your dedication and commitment to the craft lead you to a fulfilling and enlightened journey ahead.

Charles Walker 1 year

Steven Jennings 14 years

David Lavery 18 years

Timothy Pray 20 years

William Stephens 50 years

Years of Life

Raymond Sartini -  3/11

Albert Ferri -  3/27

Upcoming Events

  • Apr. 5th - Testimonial Dinner

  • Apr. 7th - Meeting of St. Alban's Association

  • Apr. 10th - St. Alban's #6 Regular Communication

  • Apr. 19th - Grand Master visitation to the Central District at Manchester #12

  • May 5th - Meeting of St. Alban's Association

  • May 7th - DDGM Visitation at St. Paul's #14

  • May 8th - St. Alban's #6 Regular Communication

  • May 20th - Grand Lodge Annual Communication

  • Jun. 2nd - Meeting of St. Alban's Association

  • Jun. 12th - St. Alban's #6 Regular Communication


St. Alban’s Association, Inc.

NEXT MEETING: April 7, 2024

The Board of Directors of the Association generally meets at 6:00 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month. All members and initiation Masons associated with St. Alban’s Lodge No. 6 are welcome as visitors.

Crest of the Grand Lodge of Rhode Island

Grand Lodge Officers

​M∴W∴ Douglas J. Grant MW Grand Master

R∴W∴ Michael R. Barbera RW Grand Marshall

R∴W∴ Stephan H. Saraidarian RW District Deputy Grand Master

East Bay District

W∴ ​Jason J. Rainone W Grand Master of Ceremonies

East Bay District

R∴W∴ Rory A. Hanmer RW Associate Grand Chaplin

East Bay District

R∴W∴ Andrew M. Giovannini RW Assistant Grand Lecturer

St. Alban’s No. 6


Crest of St. Alban's Lodge No. 6

St. Alban's Lodge Officers


W∴ Manuel J. Benevides Worshipful Master

W∴ R. Andrew Benn Senior Warden

W∴ Robert N. Hopkins Jr.

Junior Warden

R∴W∴ Rory A. Hanmer


W∴ Danny S. Cordeiro


Christian M. DiSarro

Senior Deacon

Brian M. Boyle Junior Deacon

Jason Flick

Senior Steward

Barry Fontaine Jr.

Junior Steward

W∴ Andrew C. Daigle


W∴ Jason M. Nystrom


Roger Belmore


Abdala Soufan


Albert A. Ferri & R∴W∴ David C. Lavery


R∴W∴ Andrew M. Giovannini

Ritual Advisor

Past Master Logo

Living Past Masters

Leonard P. Sanford III 1971-1972 2002-2005

Rory A. Hanmer 2013-2014

Edward M Wiacek 1981-1983

Andrew M. Giovannini 2014-2015

Edwin A. McClure 1996-1997

José J. DaSilva 2015-2016

Raymond C. Sartini 1997-1999

R. Andrew Benn 2016-2017

Edward C. Boyd Jr. 2005-2007

Jason M. Nystrom 2017-2018

Jeffrey R. Howlett 2007-2009

Manuel J. Benevides 2018-2019 2024-

William D. Stephens 2009-2011

Andrew C. Daigle 2021-2022

Scott S. Crawford 2011-2012

Danny S. Cordeiro 2022-2023

Timothy A. Pray 2012-2013 2019-2021

Robert N. Hopkins Jr. 2023-2024


Committees of St. Alban’s Lodge

Special Charities Committee

W. José J. DaSilva, W. Timothy A. Pray & W. Jason M. Nystrom


Lodges Named for St. Alban Committee

Members: Master, Wardens, and Past Masters


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