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.


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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

Bartelso Blaze 
Tim Jansen Memorial Scholarship

Since 2016, the Bartelso Blaze, Lady Auxiliary for the Bartelso Volunteer Fire Department has offered memorial scholarships to honor their fallen firefighter, Tim Jansen. The Fire Department protects and serves our community by giving countless hours, dedication, and sacrificing their everyday life. At a moment’s notice, these men and women stop whatever they are doing, leaving their family behind to answer the call. Tim paid the ultimate price and we will never forget his bravery and sacrifice. So it is our privilege to offer these scholarships in his memory.

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 2022 - 2023 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.

Note, you do not need to be an incoming freshman for this scholarship.  Any incoming freshman, sophomore, junior or senior can enter to win.  

All entries must be postmarked by Sunday, May 1, 2022. 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. The winners will also be acknowledged at an upcoming Bartelso Blaze and/or Fire Department meeting.

Application and additional information are in the below link.

Ladies Sodality Mater Dei Scholarship

The Ladies Sodality is offering a Scholarship for Mater Dei.   You can find additional details in the below link.  Deadline for the scholarship is April 17, 2022.

Scholarship Info

St Cecilia Parish Spring Bingo

The 2022 Spring Quilt Bingo is BACK and will be held on Thursday, March 31st at the Bartelso Parish Center.  Come try your luck and win a beautiful handmade quilt.  There will be refreshments and an attendance prize.  Doors will open at 6:30 and the bingo will begin at 7:30. Paper cards only.  


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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.