St Patrick’s College students Nicole Kratochvil and Andrew Davis are ready to serve.
St Patrick’s College students Nicole Kratochvil and Andrew Davis are ready to serve. Rebecca Campbell

Guess who will be coming to brekky?

A MORNING of delicious food, inspirational speeches and spiritual companionship is almost here again.

The eighth annual Mayoral Prayer Breakfast will be held on Friday, February 28 at the usual venue of The Pavilion on the Southside.

Co-ordinators Michele Perrett and Kasey Webb expected the event would sell-out and with limited seats left, urged people to get in quickly, if they wanted to attend. More than 700 guests are expected to participate in the event this year.

The occasion has quickly grown in popularity since it started in 2007.

The concept began with a vision of congregating the community in a spiritual, non-denominational Christian setting.

State member for Everton and Minister for Housing and Public Works Tim Mander will be the guest speaker at this month's event.

Mr Mander is known by many for his 20 years of service to the NRL, as a leading referee.

Through this role he earnt the respect of many for being fair, even-handed and making accurate decisions under the incredible pressure associated with professional sport.

Before being elected to Parliament, Mr Mander was the CEO of Scripture Union Queensland and played a integral role in the development of the nationally acclaimed school chaplaincy program.

"The breakfast is a great way to bring the community together," Mr Mander said.

"And I'm looking forward to sharing some of my experiences with those who are able to attend."

Queensland tenor Lachlan Baker will also be there and will entertain guests with his dramatic voice, during the breakfast.

Each year, local secondary schools take turns to provide their services to set up the venue, as well as serving the breakfast. This year, it's St Patrick's College students' turn. This important role not only involves students in a community function but provides them with valuable experience in the hospitality industry.

Limited tickets are still available and cost $15 per person. Email Kasey Webb on kaseywpt@gmail.com or phone 5485 4370 and leave a message.

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