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Joining Freemasonry and Becoming a Mason

 

We are continually looking for worthy men and worthy men alone to join our Lodge.

 

If you are interested in joining or have some questions, please complete the form below by clicking HERE or scroll to the end of this page.

 

There is an old saying which is on the verge of becoming cliche: to be one, ask one. That really is the only way to become a Mason. Anyone who asks and demonstrates that seriousness of determination, that thirst for knowledge, that zeal for humanity, is eligible for membership in the Craft. To wit, there are a few guiding principles that must be adhered to:

 

To Become a Freemason You Must:

 

  1. Be a man, freeborn, of mature age, of good repute, and well-recommended

  2. Have a belief in a Supreme Being

  3. Be able to support one's self and family

  4. Come to Freemasonry of your own free will and accord

 

The applicant must be a man (Freemasonry is a fraternal organization) and be at least 21 years of age. He must be of good moral character and demonstrate responsibility in his family and work. To join a Lodge, a man needs to be sponsored by two Masons who belong to that Lodge. This necessitates a potential candidates application and then subsequent investigation by 2 members of the lodge.

 

Freemasonry does not demand belief in the God of a particular religion. But it does demand a belief in a Supreme Being. Freemasonry is not a religion. Freemasonry forbids any discussion of religious issues or politics while in Lodge. These are personal topics, and topics that tend to create disharmony which is antithetical to the culture of 'Brotherhood' that Freemasonry seeks to promote. We are spiritual without promoting a particular spirituality; this is unnerving to those who believe there is only one valid path to Deity and all others being relegated to falsehood, or worse. We do not see things quite so simply: whereas each and every religion teaches Truth, no religion has a monopoly on all Truth. With this in mind, we leave the words "Higher Power" to your reflection and if indeed you believe in your Heart that there is Divinity in this Universe then you are eligible. We leave it at that, no muss, no argument, no "correcting you" to "believe in a certain way."

 

The applicant should be financially able to become (and remain) a Mason without it being a burden to himself or to his family.

 

Freemasonry does not invite men to become Masons. Direct solicitation of members is, in fact, strictly prohibited. Those wishing more information or to join are encouraged to contact us by completing the form below. Click HERE or scroll to the end of this page.

 

 

What is Freemasonry?

 

Click HERE for a discussion of what is Freemasonry

 

Click HERE for Masonry Facts

 

Click HERE for a Masonry FAQ

 

 

Ideal of a Freemason

 

Click HERE for a discussion of the ideal of a Freemason

 

 

When Are Men Considered Masons

 

Click HERE for a discussion of when men are considered Masons

 

 

The Three Guiding Principles of Freemasonry

 

Click HERE for a discussion of the three guiding principles of Freemasonry

 

 

Declaration of Principles of the Grand Lodge of Alberta

 

Click HERE for a discussion of the Declaration of Principles of the Grand Lodge of Alberta

 

 

Those wishing more information or to join are encouraged to contact us by completing the form below. Click HERE or scroll to the end of this page.

 

 

Financial Considerations


Fees can vary from Lodge to Lodge. Lodge fees are levied according to the following disbursements: Grand Lodge Assessment, Building Assessments (covering the costs of the Lodge's building costs), and the Lodge Assessment (covering the operating expenses for the Lodge itself). Generally the fees are approximately $225 per year.

 

 

The Process Of Application and Acceptance

 

The Petition


You will be given a "Letter of Information" which you need to sign. Once signed the Secretary will send you an application form or "Petition," which needs to be completed by you and signed by two members of the Lodge. If you are interested in becoming a member of Saskatchewan Lodge, and you don't know any of the members of our Lodge, two members will be appointed.

 

The Investigation


Once the petition is presented in open Lodge, the Worshipful Master calls an "Investigation Committee" consisting of two or three members who will arrange to meet with you.  Though called an "Investigation Committee," this is really an informal get-together that allows you and your significant other to ask questions about the fraternity, and assure the Lodge that you are eligible to join and haven't been invited or coerced to join. (They'll make sure that you're over the age of 21, ask if you believe in a Supreme Being, ask if you're economically solvent, and find out why you want to join a Lodge.) It's an opportunity for you to meet a few more members of our Lodge, and ask some questions. Typically this meeting is held in your home at a time that is convenient for all concerned.

 

The Ballot


The next step is for the "Investigating Committee" to report their findings at the next Lodge meeting. In response to a positive report, a ballot is held at the same meeting. Given a positive ballot, the Master asks the Secretary to advise you of the same, and ask you to present yourself at the Lodge at a particular date and time.

 

The Initiation


This date / time is at the call of the Worshipful Master and will be the date of your initiation into the fraternity, and into Saskatchewan Lodge, in particular. A member of Saskatchewan Lodge will contact you before your initiation to prepare you for it. 

 

How Long Will it Take?

 

Our Lodge usually holds one degree every month. A candidate can complete the three degrees (Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft, and Master Mason) in six or three months respectively but it is common for candidates to take their time and complete the degrees on their schedule.

 

 

 

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