Mission and Vision
As a fraternal organization, Freemasonry unites men of good character who, though of different religious, ethnic, or social backgrounds, share a belief in the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of mankind.
Masons seek to improve themselves through enlightenment; to take good men and help them to become better men.
Freemasonry is the oldest, largest and most widely recognized fraternal organization in the world. Founded in London, England in 1717, its current worldwide membership totals 3.6 million members, 1.6 million of which are in North America.
The traditions of Freemasonry are founded upon the building of King Solomon’s Temple, and its fraternal ceremonies use the working tools of the stonemasons to symbolize moral lessons and truths. For example, Masons are reminded at Lodge to “meet upon the level of equality, act by the plumb of uprightness, and part upon the square of virtue.”
Like most organizations, one will get out of Freemasonry what he is able to put into it. However, membership in Freemasonry is not meant in any way to interfere with an individual’s commitment to his faith, family, or occupation. Freemasonry is not and never can be a replacement for these important institutions, but rather it is a positive environment that reminds every Mason of his duty to God, his community, his family and himself.
Freemasonry provides opportunities for sincere, honest, forthright men who believe in God and desire to contribute to the improvement of their communities and themselves. Through our Masonic Fraternalism, we reaffirm our dedication and unity to become involved citizens who have a strong desire to preserve the values that have made and continue to make America great.
We welcome your interest in our Fraternity. If you are considering joining a lodge, then here are a few things that may aid you in your decision.
First, joining the Masons requires that a man, of his own free will, petition for membership. We will not invite you to join. As a matter of fact, Texas Masons are prohibited from soliciting new members. This must be your decision.
Second, Masonry requires that a man believe in a higher power. While we are not a religion, we are a society or organization of religious men. You may be Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, or any of the other theistic religions, as long as you believe that there is a power higher than yourself.
Now, with those two things out of the way, how do you go about joining?
The first thing to do is to find a Mason and talk to him. Ask him about the fraternity. Most Masons are thrilled to talk about Masonry, but as mentioned above, we won’t initiate the discussion. Chances are that you already know one or more Masons, although you may not realize that they are masons. Ask around. Keep an eye out for Masonic rings, license plates, window stickers, etc.
If you can’t find anyone to talk with, then you should contact your local Masonic Lodge. Kendall Lodge is located at 897 E. Blanco, in Boerne, TX. Feel free to drop by for a visit, or use our handy contact form on our website. If you aren’t in our area, then you can locate a local lodge in Texas by using the Grand Lodge of Texas’ Lodge Locator. Outside of Texas, contact your state’s grand lodge, and they can help you.