In general, in addition to private acts of restitution, a community expression of restitution may also be performed as a Rite of Purification in the Catechumenate and Novitiate. Restitution is distinct from forgiveness in the sense that in forgiveness the guilt of sins committed is absolved while restitution directly restores both the victim and the villain from the consequences of sins according to the standards of restitution as revealed in the Law of God.

Also see Anointing, Confession, Forgiveness, Exorcism, Restoration, Rite of Incorporation, and Rite of Purification.