How to join
What are the qualifications to become a Mason?
We're proud of our philosophy and practice of "making good men better." Therefore, only men of high character are considered for membership. Every applicant must state his belief in the existence of a Supreme Being. Atheists are not accepted into our fraternity , nor are persons with a felony conviction.
How do I become a member of the Masons?
You must ask a Masonic friend to recommend you. You must then sign a petition, stating your age, occupation and place of residence. Members of the Lodge will then vote on your admission after careful consideration of your character and reputation. If you are accepted for membership, you will be offered the opportunity to pass through the three degrees of Masonry. A degree is a stage or level of membership in the Masons. It is also the ceremony by which you attain the three levels of membership:
· Entered Apprentice
· Master Mason
During the Middle Ages, when a man joined a craft, such as the stonemasons, he was first apprenticed. As he learned the skills of the craft, he became a "Fellow of the Craft." (What we call a "Journeyman" today) And finally, he attained the level called "Master of the Craft."
Our degrees teach the great lessons of life-the importance of honor and integrity, of being a person on whom others can rely, of being both trusting and trustworthy, of realizing that you have a spiritual nature, the importance of self-control, of knowing how to love and be loved and of knowing how to keep confidences so that others may open up to you without fear.
As a candidate, you will attend three meetings to receive the three Masonic Degrees. The Degrees are solemn, enlightening lessons and are an enjoyable experience with absolutely no uncomfortable or embarrassing moments.
It is through the Degrees that the principles of Masonry are taught and where you will learn that your family and your own necessary vocations are to be considered above Masonry.
Once you become a Master Mason, you will be welcomed as a "Brother" in any of the thousands of Masonic Lodges throughout the world.
Our Stated Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of every month at 310 Enid Street in Houston Texas. Dinner begins at 7 pm, followed by our Stated Meeting at 8 pm.