Confession, sometimes known as Reconciliation, is a sacrament by which a penitential member of the Church seeks forgiveness for the sins that he or she has committed. During Mass there is a general confession of the Faithful which is followed by the Priest announcing God’s absolution. However, we also believe that the penitent can approach a Priest to give a private confession if there are any sins that they feel particularly compelled to express and seek absolution for.