What are the requirements to become a Mason?
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.
Here in Texas the following may petition a Lodge for membership:
- You are an adult male at least 18 years of age, and are of good morals & character and recommended by a Mason.
- Masonry does require of its adherents a belief in God and in life after death, though it asks no one to expound upon the particulars of his understanding of those two beliefs. No atheist can become a Mason!
- You are interested in becoming a Mason because you believe in the Constitution of the United States, and have a favorable opinion of our institution; and, your decision to apply is based on your own “free will and accord.”
How do I become a Freemason?
Since Masons do not recruit members, and do not hold public meetings, there has long been confusion about how to join the Fraternity. Does someone ask you? Do you ask? If you meet the requirements above, it is really quite simple: Most men can become a Mason by simply asking — — like Paul Revere, George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Theodore Roosevelt, Douglas MacArthur, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Stephen F. Austin and Sam Houston just to name a few.
Each Lodge manages the membership process for its candidates. In general, candidates should seek out a Lodge to join near their home or work for convenience. This will help with attendance at meetings, studying, etc… the “Find a Lodge” feature below will help you find the nearest Lodge), or they can ask a Mason to recommend a Lodge to them. Once you’ve found a Lodge you would like to join, let them know of your interest and any questions you might have, and they will provide you with the next steps in the process.
There are nominal one-time fees collected for the conferring of the three degrees. After that a Mason pays yearly dues to the lodge of which he has become a member. No Mason is supposed to ask another person to become a Mason. It is up to the individual man who has an interest in becoming a Mason to ask a Mason he knows for a petition to join the fraternity.
GOD IT’S GREAT TO BE A MASON!
If you are interested in joining Sam B. Crawford #1418, You are more than welcome to come visit on the 1st or 3rd Tuesdays of each month. Doors are open approximately around 5:30p, We have Dinner at 6:30p. Bring the wife and family and we will get to know each other.
Click Here “Find a Lodge” to find one that is local to you. Do not hesitate to contact them. They will welcome your inquiry.