How to Join
Anyone seeking membership in Freemasonry must ask a Masonic friend to recommend him. He must sign a Petition, stating his full legal name, his age, occupation and place of residence. Don't think you know any Masons? You might be surprised, however if you are not sure you can always come to the Lodge and introduce yourself. There is usually something going on at the Lodge on Monday nights. You can check out the Events Page where there is a calendar of events happening at the Lodge. We would love to talk about Masonry with anyone who is interested.Click here to download a Petition
The petitioner should then bring his completed petition to the Lodge in person. This will allow any Lodge members present to meet you and for you to meet them, this also presents a good opportunity to ask questions about the Lodge and Freemasonry in general. There is a joining fee of $200.00, $100.00 due when you submit your petition, the remaining $100.00 can be paid as you progress through the degrees. If your petition is declined for what ever reason your money will be returned to you. This fee can be paid in cash or by check made out to Prattville Lodge #89. Once the Lodge receives your completed petition and fee, your petition will be read during a regular Lodge meeting and the Master of the Lodge will assign a committee to investigate your character. Once their investigation is complete the committee will report back to the Lodge their findings. After the committe makes their report the Lodge members present will vote on your petition. Acceptance into the Lodge requires a unanimous vote of the members present.
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 into the Fraternity).
The Masonic Degrees
The Candidate attends three meetings to receive the three Masonic Degrees, concluding with the Third (or Master Mason) Degree. The Degrees are solemn, enlightening, and an enjoyable experience with no uncomfortable or embarrassing moments. It is here where the principles of Freemasonry are taught and where the new member learns that his family and his own necessary vocations are to be considered above Freemasonry. Every Master Mason is welcomed as a "Brother" in any of the thousands of Regular Masonic Lodges throughout the world.