Confirmation Formation


at St. Margaret Mary Parish (Algonquin, IL)

Confirmation Formation at St. Margaret Mary Parish is a one-year, 11-session process that begins in September and ends with Confirmation in the Spring.

In the Diocese of Rockford, IL, teens may be confirmed as early as 9th grade.

Confirmation Rehearsal





Please follow this link to view the tentative Confirmation calendar : Confirmation Formation Process Schedule

PLEASE NOTE: If you are over 18 and out of high school, and would like to be confirmed in the Catholic Church, please contact the parish office (847) 658-7881 for more information about confirmation preparation for adults.

Confirmation “Need to Know”

Baptismal Certificate: A copy is needed to make the Sacrament of Confirmation. (If baptized at St. Margaret Mary, please note the date on the registration form so we can verify it)

Sponsor Requirements:

  • Must be confirmed in the Catholic church. If married, Marriage should be a valid Catholic marriage.
  • Must follow the teachings of the Catholic church.
  • 16 years old or older-confirmed in the Catholic Church
  • Parents CANNOT be a sponsor.
  • Click on “Choosing a sponsor” link for more sponsor information.

Service Project: 1 Service Project (2 hours) from events the church/parish offers:

(Example-Shamrock Shave, Fish Fry, Feed My Starving Children (2 dates will be on the Confirmation schedule), cleaning the church, decorating the church, yard work on the church grounds.)

For an overview of Confirmation, click on the “Welcome Letter” below

First Session is Orientation:

Sunday, September 15th or Wednesday, September 18th

Registration is due September 1st

To register for our confirmation formation program:

Confirmation Registration

Give Central Online payment for Confirmation
(If paying by check, make payable to St. Margaret Mary Church)

Welcome Letter

Candidate Form please use this link: Candidate Information

Choosing a Sponsor PDF

Sponsor Form please use this link: Sponsor Information
Note:  The sponsor form needs to be signed by a Church representative from the Parish the sponsor is registered at.

Letter of Request to be confirmed (example) please use this link: Letter of Request to be Confirmed