‘Priest for a Day’ is a wish come true for 11-year-old Missouri boy

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April 10, 2015

Priest helps boy who is "Priest for a Day" with vestments before Mass on Holy Thursday at St. Louis cathedral

Father Nicholas Smith helps Brett Haubrich, a sixth-grader at St. Mark School in Affton, Mo., who was diagnosed with a brain tumor last summer, with his vestments before Mass on Holy Thursday, April 2, at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. At the invitation of St. Louis Archbishop Robert J. Carlson, Brett took his place beside the altar at the cathedral as “Priest for a Day.” (CNS photo/Lisa Johnston, St. Louis Review)

ST. LOUIS (CNS) — Make-A-Wish requests often involve meeting athletes, attending sporting events or traveling to amusement parks or beaches.

When it came time for 11-year-old Brett Haubrich of St. Mark School in Affton to make his wish, he not only listed none of those things but had no request at all.

“He didn’t want anything,” explained his mother, Eileen. “They had to keep asking him, ‘What would you like to do? Do you want to meet anybody? What do you want to be when you grow up?'”

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