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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.

All applicants for membership in Freemasonry in Massachusetts are required to obtain a Background Check Report as a part of the application process. We have made arrangements for a background check to be performed by InfoCheckUSA. The Report will be sent directly to you. No one from the Lodge or the Investigating Committee will have access to the Report unless you allow them to see it. The cost of the Background Check is $13.95. Visit http://mamasons.infocheckusa.com and follow the directions.