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


Bartelso News & Events


Click here for more information regarding COVID-19 


The St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry will be open Mondays from 10:30 am to 1pm for families needing food assistance.

The food pantry is located in the basement of the Village Hall 

Germantown Village Hall 

306 Prairie Street

Germantown, IL  62245

Please contact Shirley Eversgerd 523-4260 or

John Feldman 363-6588 if you need help.  

Help Support Our Bartelso Businesses!

Due to the mandated order by the State, many of the establishments in Bartelso are no longer allowed to have in house dining services.  Please be sure to continue to support them at this difficult time.  Many are still open for curb side and carry out only.  Their bills and salaries are effected and need our help more than ever.  

Please see the list below and help support our business!

Hondo's Sports Bar & Grill - To Go Orders 

Friday - Sunday from 4:00- 8:00 pm

You can come in the bar just to pick up your order. Call 765-2444.

Larry's West End - Carry outs or Curbside service available 

Weekdays from 11:00 am - 1:00 PM and 4:30 PM - 6:30 pm; 

Weekends from 11:00 am - 6:30 pm 

Lent Menu:  

Cream of Potato Soup, Vegetable Soup, Bean Soup

Salads, Tuna & Various Fish Choices


Bartelso Bowling Alley - Curbside Food Orders 

Friday - Sunday from 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm.  

Full menu with a pizza special $11 for any toppings.  Call when arrive in parking lot, will bring food to your car.  Sorry, no fish fry on Friday. 


Lady Sodality Annual Spring Quilt Bingo    **POSTPONED**

POSTPONED:  Unfortunately due to the Coronavirus, the St. Cecilia Spring Quilt Bingo is postponed.  It will be rescheduled at a later date.  We appreciate everyone's understanding.  Please help spread this information.  Thank you!

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.

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2020 Spring Quilt Bingo Workers List

2020 Spring Quilt Bingo Flyer

Tim Jansen Memorial Scholarship

At a moment’s notice, these men and women stop whatever they are doing, leaving their family behind to answer the call. Tim Jansen 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 2020 - 2021 academic school year 

All entries must be postmarked by Sunday, March 29, 2020. No late entries will be accepted.

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.