The Knights of Columbus St. Benedict-Council 3061 and the Covington Kaycettes are sponsoring their third annual Prayer Breakfast on May 24.

The event will take place in the St. Paul’s School cafeteria in Covington at 9 a.m., and the featured speaker is the Rev. Waylon Bailey, senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Covington.

“This is the second year that this event is being held at St. Paul’s School in Covington,” said Wayne Gardner, who is on the planning committee. The first event was held at St. Benedict Catholic Church north of Covington. The planning committee moved to St. Paul’s to have more room for participants.

“We’re just trying to bring people of different faiths together,” he said. “Brother Ralph Baltz, of St. Paul’s, suggested finding a speaker from another Christian denomination and that’s how Bailey was selected to give the talk on ‘God’s Presence in Our Daily Life.’ ”

“It’s a family affair, a social gathering with breakfast and a lecture,” he said.

Since the Prayer Breakfast occurs on Memorial Day weekend, the Northshore Knights of Columbus Chorus led by Jackie Pennington will be singing two songs, Gardner said. “A medley of the armed forces songs as well as the closing song, ‘Let There Be Peace on Earth.’ ”

Breakfast will be provided by Mattina Bella. For tickets or more information, call Gardner at (985) 893-1334 or (504) 577-1000.

Tickets are $10 per person or $60 for a table of six, though seating is limited to 200 people.

“All proceeds go to various local charities,” Gardner said.

Karen Baker covers faith and spirituality for St. Tammany Parish. She can be reached at or (985) 264-1627.