Become a Mason

Becoming a Mason means making a choice to conduct your life at the highest degree of moral and ethical fortitude. We will share with you the 3 W’s of Masonry below, with a petition for acceptance to Masonry at the bottom of this page. The 3 W’s are as follows:

  • What is Masonry?
  • What does Masonry mean?
  • What does Masonry mean to me?

What Does it Mean to Become a Mason?

Making the choice to become a Mason, means you are agreeing to do 2 main things:

  1. You are choosing to take the moral and ethical high ground in regards to living your life in a manner which others do not. A Mason learns to be a better citizen within their community, a better individual in regards to their outward appearance to coworkers, family, and friends, along with setting the example of selflessness in every day life.
  2. You are choosing to join a group of people who will stand behind your decisions, actions, goals, and initiatives. When a Mason makes a choice or course of direction, his brethren support him, knowing the decision or course of direction will help him become a better person AND Mason.

What Does Becoming a Mason Mean?

Masonry, as in everything else in life, is a choice. Legacies are created based on decision and action. Being a Mason means you have chosen to create a legacy both internally and externally, which will outlive your existence. Before filling out a petition for Masonry, please ask yourself these three things:

  1. Do you want to surround yourself with like minded men, who work together to achieve a common goal for community betterment?
  2. Is your life missing the existence of selflessness, community service, charitable giving, and overall contentment?
  3. Are you willing to volunteer your time to work towards achieving the greater good?

If the answer is yes to all 3 questions, you are most of the way to becoming a Mason.

What Will Masonry Mean to Me?

Masonry can mean different things to different Masons. However, we all come back together at the end of the day, hoping we have moved the chains of progression within our community. Through sponsoring the Minnesota KidsID events, participating in charitable events, and holding ourselves to a higher standard, we work very hard to ensure that our children and grandchildren will have a better community environment.

There is a large percentage of our population who we consider to be cultural consumers, never producing anything, and only consuming the efforts of others. This type of person does not meet the standards of Masonic integrity, as we are always looking for the type of people who want to give their time and efforts towards producing, rather than consumption.

If you feel you have what it takes to become a brother of Masonry, please take a moment to complete the petition below, so you can start your journey towards becoming a better person.

Becoming a Mason begins with your interest! To get you started, the Grand Lodge of Minnesota has put together some information on how to join the Masons.

Once you’ve reviewed that, all you need to do is fill out this petition!

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Petition for Degrees of Freemasonry

If you have been recommended by one or two members of Montgomery Lodge, please put their names here:
Montgomery Lodge No. 258
Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Minnesota:

The undersigned, unsolicited by friends and uninfluenced by mercenary motives, but prompted by a favorable option of the institution of Freemasonry, respectfully petitions for initiation into the mysteries thereof, and to become a member of your Lodge. Should my petition be granted, I promise to conform to the requirements of your By-Laws, and to the requirements of the established Laws, Usages and Customs of the Fraternity.

A. Amount of fee to accompany petition $53.50
B. Amount of fee payable at First Degree $0.00
C. Amount of fee payable at Second Degree $53.50
D. Amount of fee payable at Third Degree $53.00
Add Grand Lodge Help, Aid and Assist Fund Assessment $12.50
Add George Washington Masonic National Memorial Assessment $5.00
Total fee and assessments $177.50
E. Annual dues are $120.00 prorated from the date of the Third Degree.
I attest that all provided responses are accurate and true to the best of my knowledge.