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Century Lodge No. 190

What is

Freemasonry?

Freemasonry is the world’s oldest and largest fraternity. It is also an applied system of moral and philosophical study aimed at improving the minds and characters of its adherents. Freemasonry is not, however, a religion. We welcome members of every country, sect, and opinion.

The degrees of Masonry are ancient ceremonies, rich with symbolism, by which the Craft is taught to new members. The three degrees of Craft Masonry are: the Entered Apprentice Degree, the Fellowcraft Degree, and the Master Mason Degree.

Freemasonry teaches the importance of an industrious life; that we should continually work toward the betterment of ourselves, families and friends, our communities, our country, and the world at large. We find Brothers across the globe united by this simple principle.

Our life lessons are derived from the working tools of operative masonry. Each tool found in the collection of the ancient bricklayer has a higher and more significant meaning than its practical use. By these teachings we chip away at the vices and superfluities of life, thereby turning the new member into a strong, moral, and spiritual individual, the better to help him achieve greater thoughts and nobler deeds. As you pursue this site, we hope you find the information for which you have come. If you have questions about this site or about this ancient fraternity, please feel free to contact us.

Masons recognize the equality of all men, without regard to material distinctions. The principle tenets of our Fraternity bring together men of all races, religions and professions. For more about our Lodge in particular, see “About Our Lodge“.

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Becoming a Freemason FAQs

How does a man become a Mason?

A candidate must apply of his own free will and accord, since Masonry does not solicit members. A man interested in becoming a Mason should express that interest to a friend or acquaintance whom he believes to be a mason. He will then receive information leading to an application.

How does a man petition for the degrees of Masonry work?

An individual must file a petition for the degrees of masonry by contacting the secretary of a lodge or by the aid of a Master Mason whom he knows or is acquainted with. Once an investigation committee has interviewed the candidate and he has been deemed worthy of initiation, he can then progress through the three degrees of ancient freemasonry. A candidate begins with the Entered Apprentice Degree, progresses to the Fellowcraft Degree, and then advances to the Master Mason Degree.

Does Masonry have any restrictions pertaining to race, creed, or color?

No. Racial or ethnic background or religious beliefs are not considered when an applicant seeks admission. Membership includes men of all races and religions.

Is there a religious test?

No. Masonry is not a religion. It only requires a belief in a Supreme Being.

Is Masonry political?

No. The discussion of partisan politics in a Masonic Lodge is forbidden and there is no support of candidates for political office. However, every Mason as an individual is encouraged to perform his civic duties supporting our democratic system.

What is meant by a "Lodge"?

It is the individual, local unit of Freemasonry.

What does it cost to become a Mason?

Fees for the degrees and annual dues are set by each individual Lodge.

What philanthropies or charities does Masonry aid?

Masons through concordant organizations provide scholarships to colleges and universities without regard to race, creed, or color; contribute to blood banks; maintain hospitals for crippled children; maintain facilities for research in diseases of the eye, childhood aphasia, deafness; and many more.

Contact Us

Pleae feel free to contact us for further information about or questions concerning Century Lodge, the Masonic Fraternity, or this website.

Century Lodge No. 190
c/o Robert R. Chapman, Secretary
2532 9th Ave
Greeley, CO 80631