Brett Haubrich with Archbishop Carlson of St. Louis. Credit: Lisa Johnsto/St. Louis Review.


St. Louis, Mo., Apr 9, 2015 / 03:56 pm (CNA).- Archbishop Robert J. Carlson and the Make-A-Wish Foundation helped one young boy to live his dream by experiencing, in part, what it’s like to be a priest for a day.

Eileen Haubrich said that her son, 11-year-old Brett, didn’t “want anything” like a trip to Disneyland or the chance to meet a celebrity when he was approached by Make-A-Wish Missouri.

“For years, he has loved the Mass and been religious,” she told the St. Louis Review. “He has such a good heart. He’s a very caring boy.”

The foundation then asked what he wanted to do when he grew up. Brett said he wanted to be a priest, or else a doctor or an engineer.

Brett, the second of Conrad and Eileen Haubrich’s four children, has served Mass at his family parish and his school church, but “being a priest for a day” was a special honor that Archbishop Carlson himself helped plan, reported the archdiocesan publication.

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