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Branches – National Branch



“The Work Continues”

October 12, 2012

          “We are excited about our future, and we’re excited to update you on our progress.”           That’s how Mark Wiewel, Western Catholic Union National President/CEO, opened the 57th Quadrennial convention held in Quincy, Illinois.           86 delegates elected by WCU’s branches attended the convention.  Before electing the new members of Board of Trustees, who […]



Marian Mueth: One of the Best

June 30, 2011

For 33 years Marian Mueth taught 2nd graders because, as she says, “They could be motivated so easily.  I loved their exuberance.” For much longer, Marian has “lit the fire” for Western Catholic Union Branch 251 in Belleville.   In March, she was named a Fraternalist of the Year by the Illinois Fraternal Alliance, at its […]



Doing A Lot With Very Little

January 19, 2010

Written in January 2010   If you want to drive from New Orleans to St. Paul, or from New York to L.A., you won’t go through Brussels, IL. In fact, if you’re on the way to any place, the road won’t go through this town. Because when you get to Brussels, the road ends.  Only […]



Volunteering is a Way of Life

October 14, 2009

“Life is a great big canvas and you should throw all the paint on it you can”   — Danny Kaye Others may say no, but not Rosie Marquart. She continues to try to make the world just that much better. Rosie Marquart’s idea of life is living it to the fullest and having fun doing […]



From D.C. to W.C.U.

October 14, 2009

“Get involved and get engaged.” That’s the recommendation of Missouri 9th District Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer, who was speaking at the picnic of the Cole-Osage District of Western Catholic Union. Luetkemeyer provided an update of legislation pending in Washington D.C. to more than 100 WCU members in attendance. “When we’re all engaged and informed that’s when […]



Baby Steps

January 13, 2009

  “Somebody told me you’d be my mother for a while.” Even after more than three decades of helping young women, those words were special to hear for Fritzie Alfermann, Director of Pregnancy Assistance Center in Washington, MO. But “being a mother for a while” includes tough love.  Her center provides many services, but much […]



All Roads Lead to Him

December 1, 2008

For a brief few minutes the three men gathered in front of the Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis to each receive $1000 checks as winners of the G. A. Wiewel Vocation Scholarships from the Western Catholic Union. Seldom have a group of young men been less focused on money. Their paths to the Seminary differ.  […]



“You have a hero, use Him.”

October 29, 2008

 “A lot of organizations talk a great deal about investing in our future. The WCU in Quincy and across the country do more than talk-they invest and they are committed to the tenets and beliefs of the Catholic Church.”  Those are the words of Quincy Notre Dame High School principal Ray Heilmann in his keynote […]



A Big Ol Heart

October 29, 2008

It’s 7 o’clock , one evening in July, and Phil Hildebrand is working up a good sweat over the grill at a Western Catholic Union swim party.   He’ll cook up over 300 hot dogs for the party. And he’s never been happier. This is a labor of love for Phil.   As he looks out across […]



A Catholic Education Is So Important

October 29, 2008

Jo Ann Witte doesn’t remember life without the Western Catholic Union. As far back as she can remember, her family was very active in the local branch. “While they were inside at the meeting I would be out swinging, playing kickball, and running around with my cousins,” says Jo Ann. WCU events at St. Anthony’s […]