Frequently Asked Questions

What is Freemasonry?

 The fraternity of Free & Accepted Masons is a fraternal organization, rich in history, of men working towards "making good men better". We are involved in the betterment of one's self and giving to charity. We live our lives "upon the square".

 Masons come from all walks of life. We are teachers, business people, doctors, lawyers, pharmacists, police, firemen, EMT's, barbers and deli-men. Our common purpose is "making good men better".

What does it take to be a Mason?

There are several prerequisites to be a Mason:

  • You must be a man of at least 21 years of age.
  • You must be of good moral character and have 3 people willing to vouch for your character.
  • You must believe in a supreme being, a deity -- not that the fraternity is a religion but that you have a steadfast belief in your faith.

How do I become a Mason?

The Masons have a saying, "To be one, ask one". This is still true today.  If you live or work in the Rutherford area, click on the "Contact Us" button to get in touch with Boiling Spring Lodge No. 152.

If you live elsewhere in New Jersey, contact the Grand Lodge via e-mail: or call (609) 239-3950 for a petition or to get more information about "The Greatest Fraternity in the World".

 Visit the web site of the Grand Lodge of New Jersey: CLICK HERE!


What is the Masonic Charity Foundation? 

The Masonic Charity Foundation of New Jersey was established in 1937 as a not-for-profit (501c[3]) organization to benefit the residents of our Masonic Home.

To download or view a brochure about the Masonic Charity Foundation: CLICK HERE!