Who is Eligible to Become a Freemason?
If you are a man, age 18 and older, who believes in a Supreme Being and if you meet the qualifications and standards for membership, you are eligible to petition a Lodge for membership. Throughout history, Freemasonry has been welcoming men of every religion, country, race, education, income, and opinion into our brotherhood. Freemasonry requires that a man must ask a member to sponsor his application.
Search Freemason Groups Near Me
If you are interested in becoming a Freemason, just doing a search of freemason groups near me, or masonic lodges near me, can yield some great results on Google Maps, or in a general Google search online.
Ask a Friend or Family Member
A better approach is to ask people that you know; friends, family, colleagues who might be a Mason. You might be surprised who you might know who is a Mason.
Already knowing someone who is a Mason is very important because they can tell you a little about what is expected of you and a little about the process of becoming a Freemason. It is important to have someone who can sponsor you and speak to your character, as character is very important in the decision as to whether you are accepted as a mason. If you do not have any connection to Masonry, not to worry, as a sponsor will be assigned to you during the interview process.
Finding the Right Fit For You
It is advised that you visit several lodges, where you can attend an event, have dinner and get to know the members to make sure it is a good fit for you both before applying. Most Freemason lodges have Open Houses where you can meet with lodge representatives and tour the lodge.
Meeting commitment for members is a minimum of one night a month, but in the initial process of becoming a Mason- meetings and trainings can sometimes be 2-4 times a month.
Why Men Become Masons?
- Some men want to be in the company of other men that they admire, like, and respect. Masonry is the oldest fraternity in the world and many lifelong friendships are established through working together in our brotherhood.
- Some men are attracted to be more involved in the numerous charitable activities that the Masons participate. Masonry teaches that each person has a responsibility to make things better in the world and we live that belief through our actions in giving back to the community.
- Some men like the Mason’s emphasis on personal growth, virtues and ethics. Most Masons feel a need for continued personal growth and development. Masonry gives us the opportunity to serve our brothers and the community and provides learning opportunities to help us develop these qualities.
Does This Sound Like You?
Masons believe that that each man has a responsibility to improve himself while being devoted to his family, his faith, his country, and his fraternity.
Masons don’t just have these values, they live these values. So, if this sounds like it is right for you-please contact our lodge ambassador today by clicking HERE.