Whilst one need not confess venial sins, it is a good idea. However, there are many ways that venial sins can be forgiven without Sacramental absolution.
As Catholics, we know penance is a virtue. If we live a penitential mindset, we’ll often be thinking about sin: how it can be avoided, how can we root it out our lives, and most importantly, how to repent and be forgiven of it.
2. The Seven Sacraments
4. An act of contrition
5. Beating of the Breast
6. Saying the Lord’s Prayer
8. Sprinkling oneself with Holy Water
9. Any sacramental anointing
10. Prayer in a dedicated Church