Hanna Masonic Lodge
Aims of Freemasonry
The main aims of Freemasonry are: 1. to promote the Brotherhood of man under the Fatherhood of God 2. to render practical aid and assistance to the less fortunate members of the community, and 3. by such behaviour in daily life to demonstrate to others that the teachings of the Craft have a profound and beneficial effect on all who sincerely embrace its precepts.
Freemasonry has in all ages insisted that men should come to its doors on their own free will and not as a result of solicitation or from feelings of curiosity, but simply from a favourable opinion of the institution and a desire to be ranked among its members. This is to ensure that only men with the highest ideals of service to God and their fellow men are admitted into Freemasonry and to ensure that they will not in later life regret they have been persuaded to join something they would not have done of their own free will. This, however, should not prevent any Freemason from giving appropriate encouragement to a worthy man who, of his own free will demonstrates an interest in joining the Craft. The Grand Lodge of Alberta is comprised of separate Lodges located in all the larger communities. It is recommended that in general the candidate should join the Lodge nearest his home as he is there most likely to find the greatest community of interest with his fellow members.