Why Become A Mason?

To become a Mason, you need only to “ask”, meet the qualifications, and be accepted by a lodge. 

Anyone seeking membership into Freemasonry should first seek a Masonic friend to recommend him. He must sign a petition and return the petition to the lodge in which he wants to become a member. The petition will then be investigated and brought before the members of the lodge who will vote by secret ballot.

In the event that you do not have a member of the Masonic Fraternity in your circle of friends and acquaintances, its recommended that you contact us via email for further assistance. When you email us, please be sure to include your full name, correct email address, telephone number(s), and or home address – this is only necessary so that we can have a member of our lodge contact you to discuss your further interest in Freemasonry and answer any questions you may have.

10 Reasons to Become a Mason

  • Masonry is a place where you can confidently trust every person and trust your family with them also.
  • Masonry is a place where, within moral and civil guidelines; free thought, free speaking and the spiritual growth of man, can grow into its fullest potential.
  • Masonry is a place to meet outstanding individuals from all walks of life, that a person otherwise have had the opportunity to know and call brother.
  • Masonry is a place to be a part of an organization which has for its principal tenets – Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth.
  • Masonry is a place that provides self-development opportunities, leadership training and experience, and to improve public speaking skills.
  • Masonry is a place you can go to seek support as well as give it.
  • Masonry is a place where moral virtues are taught and though theses teachings a regular reinforcement of the moral virtues is experienced.
  • Masonry is a place to spend time with a group of brothers, who by acting as good men, make me want to become a better man. Not better than others, but better than I would have otherwise been.
  • Masonry is a place to become better equipped to serve church and the community.
  • Masonry is a place to meet with established members of the community and to become a part of the community.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do Freemasons do?
The history and traditions of Freemasonry date back to antiquity, with the singular purpose of making good men better. The tenets of our fraternity; Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth have stood the test of time. We use these principles to guide our lives in service to our neighbors and community.

Is Masonry a religion?
No, it is not a religion. This is not to say that masons do not have religious beliefs. One of the tenets of the Masonic Fraternity is that its members are free to express their beliefs in the religion of their choice. However, it is also a condition of membership that each recognize that the wonders of the universe are not here as a result of the doings of man; but rather as a result of a Supreme Being, who brings order and purpose to our existence.

Is Masonry a secret society?
No, this is a widespread misconception. The so-called secrets of Freemasonry have actually been in print for well over a century. The fraternity does nothing to hide its existence, its purpose or its membership. The lessons taught in our meetings are meant for the improvement and education of our members.

Would you like to learn more about the fraternity?
If you are interested in learning more about Freemasonry there are over 50,000 books published on the subject, some of which may be found in your local libraries. Two excellent books that you may wish to read are The Pilgrim’s Path, written by John J. Robinson, who, after several years of researching the fraternity, became so impressed with it that he petitioned a lodge and became a member. Another is The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Freemasonry by S. Brent Morris (a local Maryland Mason). Don’t let the title fool you! You will find it to be a very interesting and myth-busting introduction to the history and practice of Freemasonry.

What are the requirements to become a Mason?
Freemasonry has a saying: “We Make Good Men Better”. This we do through study and discussion of the symbols and emblems of ancient masonry, always striving toward improvement, and discharging accepted responsibilities throughout our communities. Ours is a proud tradition of service to our Higher Power and humanity.

The three basic requirements to become a Mason are:

  • At least 18 years of age and male.
  • A belief in a Supreme Deity.
  • A desire to improve yourself.

Source: www.sabl233.org