How Do I Join Freemasonry?

Thank you for your interest in learning more about our ancient and honorable fraternity. Contrary to popular belief, Freemasons do no invite others to become a Mason. In fact, the opposite is true as masons cannot invite others. You must express interested and submit a petition to express your individual desire to learn more about and join the craft. This represents your own personal journey to become a better man and mason.

“Seek, and ye shall find. Knock, and it shall be opened unto you.”

Requirements

There are only two requirements to become a mason:

  1. Be a man of good moral character
  2. Express a belief in a supreme being

The goal of Freemasonry is to take a good man and make him better. Freemasonry unites good men of every country, sect, and opinion, and conciliates true friendship
among those who might otherwise have remained at a perpetual distance.

Freemasonry is not a religion. Masonry is however religious in nature in that all masons must profess a belief in a supreme being. Freemasonry is not sectarian – any man may have his own belief in a supreme being, whatever that may be. It is the common belief of a supreme being and that we are all brothers which unites us. We respect all men for their individual religious beliefs.

Process

After you research, ponder, and decide to join the fraternity, you may submit a petition to the lodge indicating your request to receive the degrees of Freemasonry. As part of the petition, you will need to submit two character references as well as two masons who can recommend you. One of your Masonic references needs to know you for at least 6 months. If you do not know another mason, please contact us. We would love to meet you and get to know you more. As you come to the activities and get to know us better, one of the brothers would be happy to sign your petition.

After submitting your petition, it will be read during the next lodge business meeting. The lodge will then assign a committee to contact you, your character references, and your masonic references to investigate your reasons for joining. The investigation committee will give their report during the next lodge meeting at which time the lodge will vote whether to accept you for the degrees. If all goes well, the lodge will be in contact to set up a date to be initiated into the first degree of Freemasonry.

If you are interested in joining, please contact us first. We would love to meet you in person.

Download a Petition for the Degrees of Freemasonry