Where I live in a rural area, there are 2 parishes that are equal distance from where I live. One parish has actual confession stalls with a screen and the other has nothing.
In both parishes, there is no scheduled time for confessions as it is a mission church. You have to ask Father before Mass to hear confession.
Sometimes the Priest arrives 30 minutes early which makes it easy to ask for confession. Sometimes they arrive 5 minutes before Mass and it is hard to ask as they are busy robing and talking with the people who prepare the church for mass.
In one instance the Priest told me to go to confession after Mass. After Mass I went to confession and then asked him if he could give me Communion, which he did.
In the Church where there is no confession stall you have to go to where the Priest is and of course there is no way for privacy. Fortunately for me, I am not hindered in that respect.
But I have to wonder, since confession is ONLY for confessing mortal sins, but for venial, then isn’t the fact that one has to ask, make it hard for Confession to be properly administered.
It should be noted that my Father and I are the ONLY one’s that go to confession at those parishes.