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.


Click on images below for
St. Cecilia's Church Bulletin
& Online Giving

For weekly masses online, please click on the Facebook link below.  You must have an active Facebook account to view.


Bartelso News & Events

Lady Sodality 2021 Mater Dei Scholarship 

The St. Cecilia's Ladies Sodality Scholarships were initiated in 2000 to recognize St. Cecilia's parish students for their accomplishments while attending Bartelso Elementary School and Mater Dei High School. Any St. Cecilia's parish student is eligible to be awarded a scholarship one (1) time during their four (4) years at Mater Dei High School.

For more information, click here

Bartelso Blaze 2021
Tim Jansen Memorial Scholarship

The Bartelso Blaze is offering two (2) $250 scholarships to any Bartelso Elementary School graduate attending Central or Mater Dei High School that currently has or had a family member on the Bartelso Volunteer Fire Department. Each awarded scholarship will be made payable to either Central or Mater Dei High School on behalf of the recipient to be used for educational books and fees for the 2021 - 2022 academic school year. 

 The applicant may only win once during their four years at Central or Mater Dei High School. Scholarship judge(s) are unbiased individuals and are not members of the Bartelso Volunteer Fire Department or community. Judge(s) will determine the scholarship winners and an alternate, if needed. 

 All entries must be postmarked by Sunday, May 2, 2021. No late entries will be accepted. Each scholarship winner will be notified with a check that will be made payable to Central or Mater Dei High School on their behalf.


Help Support Our Bartelso Businesses!

Looking for a good place to eat? Or maybe enjoy a few drinks with some friends?  Please see the list below and help support our local  businesses!

Hondo's Sports Bar & Grill

Call 765-2444.

Sunday Breakfast:

8:30 am - 11:00 am

Carryout Order Includes:

Scrambled Eggs


Biscuits & Gravy

Choice of Bacon or Sausage links


Larry's West End -


Bartelso Bowling Alley


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.