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Oasis Lodge #52

"The Place to be for Masonry"

So You Want to Be a Mason?

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We are pleased that you have navigated down this path and show an interest in Freemasonry. We can always benefit by receiving good men into this great worldwide Fraternity.

So how can you become a Mason?

It is easier than you may think. You must seek out a Master Mason and either ask him for more information or for a petition for the three degrees. That starts the process. No Mason should ever solicit you for membership. This would be against the laws of Freemasonry and a Masonic offence.

To become a Mason, you must:

  • Be a man
  • Be of lawful age (18 years of age or older)
  • Acknowledge a belief in a Supreme Deity and the immortality of the soul
  • Be of good morals and reputation
  • Seek admission of your own free will and accord
  • **Come well recommended
  • Be unanimously elected to membership
  • Be willing to assume an obligation to the fraternity

You will not be asked to assume obligations which are incompatible with your religious or civil duties, or to those duties that you owe to your family or your fellow man.

You can find Master Masons in all walks of life. There may be a Brother at your place of work, where you go to shop for clothes or groceries, or at your church, temple, or synagogue. In essence, Brothers can be found anywhere in your community. Members of the Fraternity make themselves known to the public by a number of items. Rings, lapel pins, license plates, desk items, and bumper stickers are just a few of the things you can look for. You could also contact the secretary of a lodge in your area and look through the membership roster to see if you recognize anyone. Many lodges are listed in the phone book. You can also locate a lodge near you by searching from the Grand Lodge of Arizona website. If you still have difficulty finding a brother Master Mason, all is not lost. Most lodges have several social events a month that you would be welcome to.

We at Oasis Masonic Lodge #52 would very much like for you to consider us as you contemplate joining the world's oldest and largest Fraternity. The Fraternity contributes more than one million dollars every day to charitable causes including those which they, alone, have established. You can find a list of Masonic charities at this website.

At our lodge, located at 450 North Pantano Road (see the map available from the Home page), we meet for our regular monthly meeting every 2nd Tuesday of the month for a potluck dinner starting at 6:30 PM. We invite you to attend one of these dinners and meet the members and their ladies. These meetings are casual and there is always lots of good food and friendly conversation to be enjoyed. Please note that wives and girlfriends are not only welcome but encouraged to attend with you. And, as stated elsewhere, we meet at the lodge nearly every Tuesday evening doing something for the Fraternity or the Brothers. So please come by for a visit!

We hope that this answers most of your questions about Masonry. If you want additional information, please see the links located elsewhere on this website. You can also contact us through the many contacts listed on the website such as the list of Lodge Officers, who can assist you. But remember, the first contact must be made by you. You can contact us by email, phone, through our Guest Book, or by visiting us at the lodge.

Many of our nation's early patriots were Freemasons including thirteen signers of the Constitution and fourteen Presidents of the United States beginning with George Washington. Freemasons around the world come from virtually every occupation and profession. Within the Fraternity, however, they all meet as equals. They come from diverse political ideologies but meet as friends. They come from virtually every religious belief but all believe in one Supreme Being.

One of the truly great aspects and attractions of Freemasonry is that men, from so many different walks of life, meet together in peace and harmony, devoid of political or religious debates, and always conduct their actions and affairs on the "level". They seek harmony and friendship and call each other "Brother!". Won't you consider joining us and becoming our Brother?

** In Arizona, it is necessary that you be recommended by two members of the Fraternity that have known you for a period of at least six months. One way to start fulfilling this obligation is by coming to Oasis #52 on most Tuesdays to fellowship with our members.