Who Can Join?
The Grand Lodge of Massachusetts welcomes those qualified men who are interested in the possibility of joining our ranks - to become a member of a Fraternity whose members and principles have shaped our country and our history. Men age 18 and older who believe in a Supreme Being and meet the qualifications and standards for membership are eligible to petition a Lodge. We welcome men of every country, religion, race, age, income, education, and opinion.
Freemasonry requires that a man cannot be compelled to join our Fraternity and that he must seek admission based on his "own free will and accord." Therefore, he must ask a member to sponsor his application.
The process for becoming a Mason is managed at the Lodge level. The first step towards joining is to contact a Lodge that you would like to have consider you for membership.
How Can You Join?
To join you need to complete an application process. Please contact us for more information.
Benefits of Joining?
There are many personal benefits to becoming a Mason, and the rewards can be different for each person. But all Masons share a common goal: to become a better man.
When you become a Mason, you become part of ancient tradition that spans centuries. From the original stonemasons that produced some of the most majestic architectural wonders of Europe to modern day Masons who participate in numerous charitable foundations, you'll feel connected to a vital, growing and spiritually uplifting organization of moral men.
You'll share the values of the great men who founded the United States: Men who believed in the brotherhood of man and the ideals express in the U.S. Constitution. Freemasonry is built upon the tenets of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth. Brotherly loves is the practice of the golden rule. Relief embodies charity for all mankind. Truth is honesty, fair play and adherence to cardinal virtues. Above all, men of all faiths are welcome, as long as they believe in a Supreme Being.
Masons seek to improve themselves and to help others, not because they think they should, but because they want to. Because of this crucial distinction, Masons give freely of themselves and ask nothing in return. Nationally, Masons give away more than $2 million every day to relieve suffering. When you're a Mason, the satisfaction derived from selfless service is immeasurable, for it is in helping others that one most helps himself.
Masons come from all walks of life: accountants, teachers, office workers, laborers; you name it. They represent all creeds and cultures, and all are welcome. In Massachusetts alone, there are more than 250 Lodges with more than 39,000 members. You are bound to develop lasting friendships, meet new business associates, and broaden your circle of friends. No matter where your travels take you, it's great to know there are brothers you can depend on and trust.