Joining Freemasonry and Becoming a Mason
We welcome those worthy men and worthy men alone who want 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:
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?
Ideal of a Freemason
When Are Men Considered Masons
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.
The Process Of Application and Acceptance
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.