To our Immediate Former Master, Sir Knight John F. Winfrey:
For four years
This Sir Knight has stood the watch
While some of us were in our bunks at night
This Sir Knight stood the watch
While some of us were busy with other activities
This Brother Knight stood the watch
Many times he would cast an eye into the congregation and see his family standing there
Needing his guidance and help
Needing that hand to hold during those hard times
But he still stood the watch
He stood the watch for four years
He stood the watch so that we, our families and
Our fellow Knights could sleep soundly, Each and every night
Knowing that our Master of the highest integrity stood the watch
Today we are here to say
'Worthy Immediate Former Master’... the watch stands relieved
Relieved by those You have trained, Guided, and Led.
My Brother Knight, you stand relieved… we have the watch..."
Congratulations, and thank you for your outstanding service!
(Adapted from Goat Locker, “The Watch”)
Master of the Archdiocese of Washington