Become a Mason
The decision to seek membership in a Masonic Lodge is an important and serious personal event. There is a common misconception that one must be asked to join but actually the opposite is true; According to Masonic tradition, a man must "knock on the door of the temple" (literally OR figuratively) and petition for initiation "of his own free will and accord." A Mason should never ask anyone to join, as the impetus to seek Masonic light must come from inside the candidate seeking admission.
The first step is to contact the Lodge who will arrange an initial meeting. This can be done either in person with a member of Saint Paul Lodge Number Three, or by filling out this online form: INQUIRE. The candidate is then usually given a petition for membership. The petition should be completed and returned along with the fee for degrees, which for Saint Paul Lodge Number Three is a one-time payment of $367.50.
After submitting the petition, which must be signed by two Masons in good standing. One must be a member of SPLNT; the other may be any Mason in Good Standing. The candidate goes through an interview process and background investigation. This involves meeting with several other members of the Lodge and is a process which usually takes several months. Once the interview process is complete, the petition is voted on by the members of the Lodge. Finally, if elected by the members of SPLNT to receive the degrees of Masonry, the candidate will be contacted to schedule a date for their initiation.
If you are already a Mason and you are interested in affiliating with our Lodge, we ask that you first attend five special or stated communications prior to submitting a petition for affiliation. This is to ensure that you are familiar with our Lodge as well as having an opportunity to get to know our members.
The annual membership dues for Saint Paul Lodge Number Three are $240.00.
If you would like to join our Lodge or get more information on membership, please click on INQUIRE and complete the information form.
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