Welcome to Bartelso, Illinois

  Members of the St. Cecilia Parish & Home of the Braves!

We welcome you to our website.  Please browse around and take a peek at our growing and caring community.


Bartelso News & Events

Bartelso Fire Department Wurstmarkt

The 2020 Fire Department Wurstmarkt will be held on Sunday, March 8th.  


  • Pork Sausage
  • Sauerkraut
  • Green Beans
  • Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
  • Roast Beef Upon Request

Dinner served from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

You can place your meat order online!  Just click on the image "Order Here" or use the link below.  Payments received when you pick up your order.  

2020 Online Meat Sale Orders

Orders can be picked up:

Saturday, March 7th from 3 - 5 pm or 

Sunday, March 8th from  10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Lady Sodality Annual Spring Quilt Bingo

The St. Cecilia Lady Sodality Annual Spring Quilt Bingo will be held Thursday, March 19, 2020.  The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with the bingo beginning at 7:30 pm.

Try your luck at a beautiful handmade quilt. There will be cash awards for any ties.  We will also have attendance prizes and refreshments available.  Paper cards only.

License BL-50014

2020 Spring Quilt Bingo Workers List

2020 Spring Quilt Bingo Flyer

St. Cecilia's Lady Sodality Scholarships

The St. Cecilia's Ladies Sodality is offering scholarships to students for their accomplishments while attending Bartelso Elementary School and Mater Dei High School.  Any St. Cecilia parish student is eligible to be awarded a scholarship one (1) time during their four (4) years at Mater Dei High School.  Deadline is April 17th, 2020

The application instructions can be found in the link below. 

Scholarship Form & Information

Hillcrest Estates 

A new subdivision is underway southeast of Bartelso.  This subdivision includes many benefits and is located right on the outskirts of town.  Its a perfect location for any size family looking to build a new home.

Contact Tom Gerdes at 618-210-2658 or email him at tgerdes@southernbusandmobility.com for more information.  

Bartelso Braves State Champs 2018

2018 Boys SIJHSAA Class Small State Champs

2018 Girls SIJHSAA Class Small Third Place State

The 2018 Bartelso Braves basketball season was an exciting one!  The Lady Braves completed their season with a 23 - 8 record.  The Lady Braves were proud to claim the third place state trophy at the SIJHSAA State Tournament.  

The Bartelso Boys basketball season ended UNDEFEATED with a 32 - 0 record and claimed the SIJHSAA Class S State Championship.  This is the first time in school history to become undefeated and to win a State Championship.  

Congratulations to the students, coaching staff, parents and faculty on an amazing season.