Our fraternity offers its members life long experiential education, tools for personal improvement, qualified relief, fellowship, and a spirit of Brotherhood. Those who share these values with us, we look forward to meeting.
In order to become a Mason you must first ask to join and request a petition. You may either obtain a paper copy from a Brother of Pueblo Lodge No. 17 or use the link below to download the PDF petition.
The recommendation of two Master Masons, the first being a member of Pueblo Lodge No. 17, must be sought and their supporting signatures obtained prior to submitting a petition to our Lodge Secretary for consideration.
Before going through the hassle of all of that paper work, come knock on our door and get to know us. Here you will find men who became Masons, and constantly strive to understand and improve ourselves through the lessons and tools of our ancient Masonic craft.
Pueblo Lodge No. 17 is a part of the Grand Lodge of Colorado Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. (A.F & A.M.) Those who join this Lodge are joining a fraternity of Masons across the state, country, and world.
Membership demands are few, but firm. Freemasonry is not a religion, but a man who wants to become a Mason must have a belief in a Supreme Being. He might refer to him as God, Jehovah, Allah or any other familiar name of the Deity. His guide for living may be the Holy writings such as the Bible, the Torah, the Koran, or some other volume of sacred law. Freemasonry encourages every member to be active in the faith of his choice. The important thing is that the Brother realizes he is part of an ordered universe.
The Masonic Lodge is not intended for business networking or for advancing any particular political or religious agenda. Masonry is about fraternity, pure and simple. Men join freemasonry because they are seeking fellowship in a world with vanishing constants. In other cases, fathers, grandfathers and uncles have made masonry a family tradition.
Once admitted members find participation rewarding in many ways. Members can match their abilities and their available time to activities offered. No one is pushed beyond his pace.
The ritual, called “the work”, is a beautiful system of morality, veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols and has a beauty of words and motion. The three basic ceremonies, or rituals of initiation into Freemasonry, are called degrees. They are dignified ceremonies, with no hazing or negative elements.
Those who accept a leadership role acquire speaking confidence and new skills. Skills are exchanged as much as they are taught. The lodge lets men associate with other men of integrity who believe in things like toleration, trust, charity, truth and knowledge. Just getting together with friendly and interesting people can be its own reward and masonic social events often involve the entire family.
Another reward is our philanthropic work. Masonry focuses on specific needs, always humanitarian.
Of course being a Mason does take time, which means at least two nights a month, along with 24 hours a day. Those two evenings a month can extend into more time should the member pursue a leadership role. As for the 24 hours a day it simply means that Masonry is a way of life that stays with you every waking hour.
Our Lodge Secretary accepts Cash or Check for Masonic Fees
Plus $15 non refundable fee for a background check
The fees may be paid together at $165 when petitioning the first degree or subdivided and paid before each degree. If an applicant is rejected for any reason prior to the conferral of the Master Mason degree, a refund of fees for that and any other degree not conferred will be issued. Petitions will not be received unless accompanied by the required minimum initial fees of $95.00 which includes the background check and 1st Degree. Regular annual membership dues are $207.50 and begin the year following a Brother's Master Mason Degree.
When your petition is received by our Lodge Secretary and determined to be complete, he will present the petition to the lodge. Once read our Worshipful Master will assign a committee of 3 to complete the investigation of the candidate's qualifications and suitability for Masonic initiation. The assigned committee will proceed with a thorough background check which will accompany them on their Investigative Interview which will take place at the candidate's residence. The investigation will determine if a candidate meets the following minimum qualifications:
Following the investigation a committee report will be delivered before the Lodge.
Following the Investigative Committee report a ballot will be held within the Lodge where unanimous consent is required to elect a candidate to receive the degrees of Masonry. If elected a candidate will be notified by mail at the place of his residence and instructed on the date, time, and location of his initiation.