Ten Reasons to
Become a Mason
1. Masonry is a
place to spend time with good men who will make you
want to become a better man.
2. Masonry is a place where moral virtue is taught
and respected as the cornerstone of life.
3. Masonry is a place where the spiritual growth of
every member can rise to its fullest potential.
4. Masonry is a place to become better prepared for
service to your family, your church and your
5. Masonry is a place where you can be part of a
great fraternity that believes in Brotherly Love,
Relief and Truth.
6. Masonry is a place where you can support others
and give them encouragement as well as receive it
7. Masonry is a place where outstanding individuals
from every walk of life will greet you and call you
8. Masonry is a place to meet community leaders and
take an active part in community activities.
9. Masonry is a place where you will find unlimited
opportunity to acquire leadership experience,
self-development and personal growth.
10. Masonry is a place where you can be sure every
man is a true and trustworthy friend.
are surprised that no one has ever asked them to
become a Mason. They may even feel that the Masons
in their town do not think they are "good enough" to
join. But it does not work that way. For hundreds of
years, Masons have been forbidden to ask others to
join the fraternity. We can talk to friends about
Masonry. We can tell them about what Masonry does.
We can tell them why we enjoy it. But we can not
ask, much less pressure, anyone to join.
a good reason for that. It is not that we are trying
to be exclusive, but becoming a Mason is a very
serious thing. Joining Masonry is making a permanent
life commitment to live in certain ways. We have
listed most of them above -- to live with honor and
integrity, to be willing to share with and care
about others, to trust each other, and to place
ultimate trust in God. No one should be "talked
into" making such a decision.
a man decides he wants to be a Mason, he asks a
Mason for a petition or application. He fills it out
and gives it to the Mason, and that Mason takes it
to the local lodge. The Master of the lodge will
appoint a committee to visit with the man and his
family, find out a little about him and why he wants
to be a Mason, tell him and his family about
Masonry, and answer their questions. The committee
reports to the lodge, and the lodge votes on the
petition. If the vote is affirmative -- and it
usually is -- the lodge will contact the man to set
the date for the Entered Apprentice Degree. When the
person has completed all three degrees, he is a
Master Mason and a full member of the fraternity.