Fr. Todd and Fr. Gary Koenigsknecht, on this episode, talked about their life and ministry. These identical twin brothers, from a family of 10 children, were ordained in June 2014. Twenty-two priests from their home parish, Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Fowler, MI have been ordained. The brother priests said parent and parishioner support were instrumental in realizing their calling to a priestly vocation. Credit was given to their uncle priest for his example when he often visited the family home. They shared the importance of how their parents lived out their faith with joy. Their parents suggested a priestly vocation which made it more natural to answer God’s call. Frs. Todd and Gary said their parents were always supportive through discernment and formation.
Fr. Gary says being a priest is the greatest joy and honor of his life, especially at the hospital…seeing Christ working through him for those most in need.
Fr. Todd said being a priest is to “experience something much greater than yourself…it is beautiful to see the way Christ works and blesses through being a priest.”