The Suffolk Masonic District Educational Services

Services Offered

The Grand Lodge Staff Officer for Suffolk District conducts the following corses

The Masonic Development Course

The Masonic Development Course (MDC) is a course for all brothers, new and old to learn about the 3 degrees of Freemasonry in more detail and depth. Reading, workbook and discussion about these topics will new brothers and those who have more experience makes for a very informative session about Freemasonry.

The course is in 3 sessions, in the evening or Saturday mornings. The locations TBA. You must make 3 sessions (1st, 2nd and 3rd degree) to get a certificate of completion. So, if you opt for the Saturday morning but mis one, you can attend a weekday evening session on the same topic and get the credit.

Look for the announcement from the Grand Lodge Staff Officer for dates and times and register for the class. If there is any cost involved the GLSO will notify all registrants.

The Road to the East

The Road to the East Course (RTE) is primarily for those Master Mason who are or would like to become officers in a Lodge and soon or own day become Worshipful Master of the Lodge.

The RTE course is in 4 sessions and like the MDC, all 4 sessions either in the weekday evening or Saturday morning must be attended to receive credit for the course. Unlike the MCD curse the RTE course is required for all before being installed as WM in the East.

Topics of Interest for the RTE are Lodge operations, finances, Masonic Law, etc. Discussion is also a large part of the course, so it behooves the students to ask questions on the topics being presented.

Look for the announcement from the Grand Lodge Staff Officer for the Suffolk Masonic District, registration is required to attend the class, although it is open to all Master Masons.

The Master's Chair

The Master’s Chair course is given by the Grand Lodge Staff Officer and well-informed Brothers of the District. This course is primarily for incoming Masters-elect, but the GLSO may open it up to all Master Masons of the District.
Look for the announcement of the course and date and register when it becomes available.

The Suffolk Masonic District Courses and Registration page.

The 2023 Course Registration is below. All courses are led by the Suffolk District GLSO.


RW Robert J. Licata Sr.

419 Clubhouse Court

Coram, N.Y. 11727


Cell: 516.398.3577

September 2, 2023


Dear Brethren,


I hope this correspondence finds you and your families all doing well and rested up after a beautiful summer.


As Grand Lodge Staff officer, it is my responsibility to see that the Suffolk Masonic District continues to grow through Education and Leadership. To attain this goal, The Masonic Development Course is scheduled first this year and focuses on the first, second and third degrees. Although it was designed for newly raised brothers it is a great course for our more senior members to brush up on their degrees and participate and share their experiences and knowledge with the class.


Thanks to funding from the Grand Lodge of New York State and the Long Islands Past Master’s Association the classes are free to all brethren. At the end of the classes, you will receive a Certificate of Completion and pin. The MDC class is mandatory if you plan on going to the East.  It is required that you complete the course to receive your Certification of Completion. The Wednesday and Saturday classes are the same, if you miss the Wednesday class, you can make it up on the following Saturday. If you have any questions, please contact me @ 516-398-3577, or email me.


I am requesting that anyone attending please respond to gl**@su***********.com and let me know if you will be attending.  




Wednesday October 4th 7:00 PM at Babylon Lodge        –    Saturday October 7th 9:00 AM at Riverhead Lodge

Wednesday October 18th 7:00 PM at Babylon Lodge    –    Saturday October 21st 9:00 AM Riverhead Lodge

Wednesday November 1st 7:00 PM at Babylon Lodge     –    Saturday November 4th 9:00 AM at Riverhead lodge


Sincerely and Fraternally 

R∴WRobert Licata

Staff Officer


Grand Sword Bearer of The Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York

Register for the upcoming MDC Courses

Please complete the below registration form and click submit. Please have your dues card ready as your Grand Lodge Number is required to register.

MDC Registration
Registration for the MCD Course
Lodge Name and Number- choose one
Choose which Lodge you would like to attend the course at
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