Thank you for your interest in Freemasonry by actively seeking this information. To become a Mason, you must meet the qualifications, and be accepted by a Lodge. The following text explains more about the fraternity and the process of becoming a member. You may find it helpful to print out a copy of the petition for membership or review.
Qualifications; Freemasonry is proud of its philosophy and practice of “making good men better.” Only individuals believed to be of the finest character are favorably considered for membership. Every applicant must advocate his belief in the existence of a Supreme Being (atheists are not accepted in the Fraternity).
Those Who Seek Membership; The Applicant must sign a petition stating his age, occupation, and place of residence. A new member review process is initiated, then members of the lodge vote on all petitions by ballot.
More About Freemasonry; This briefly explains what Freemasonry is, who Freemasons are, what they believe in, and what they do. It is important for you to know that those desiring membership must seek it on their own. Unfortunately, without this understanding, many qualified men have not enjoyed the special rewards of membership and fellowship in Freemasonry.
If you are not interested in Pennsylvania Masonic Membership, but have any questions or a desire to know more about Freemasonry, please contact the Grand Secretary for the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania.