About Freemasonry

How do I become a Mason?

I’m interested– What are the next Steps?


If you know a Mason, ask him about membership. He will be glad to tell you all about the Craft and the local lodge, and he will give you a petition if you wish to join. If you do not know a Mason, drop a letter, make a call, or send an e-mail to us,  and one of the lodge officers will contact you. Please note: if you call the lodge directly, you may not get an answer unless someone is actually there.


Typically, the process is as follows:


(1) The applicant fills out a petition. The petition requires you to have two recommenders from the lodge you’re seeking to join. If you don’t know anyone, arrangements will be made for you to meet and get to know someone willing to serve as your recommender.


(2)  The petition is read at the lodge during the next stated meeting, which for our Lodge is the second Saturday of the month. A committee is formed to investigate the candidate. (Your recommender will explain the schedule to you based on their knowledge of the Lodge’s meetings/events.)


(3)  The committee meets with the candidate to answer questions, ascertain that he meets the criteria for membership, and finds out a little more about him. This is not an "interogation", but rather a friendly and casual chat to make certain that the candidate has been properly informed about Masonry and that he was not improperly solicited.  For Joining the fraternity of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons requires that a man, of his own free will, petition a Masonic Lodge for the Degrees in Masonry. No Texas Mason should ever ask you to join our fraternity.


(4)  The committee also contacts the character references listed on the petition, typically asking if they know any reason why the candidate should not be accepted, the committee reports back to the Lodge during the next business meeting. The candidate is then voted on.


(5)  If accepted, someone from the Lodge contacts the candidate and informs him that he has been accepted and schedules a date for the Entered Apprentice degree.


(6)  We’ll look forward to hearing from you!  Contact Us

Petition for the Degrees of Masonry
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