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Yes, you must be baptized to receive the other sacraments. The three sacraments of initiation are Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Communion. Baptism is the sacrament that makes a person officially a Catholic. To receive any of the other sacraments one must be a Catholic. In other words, baptized.

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In the Catholic Church, baptism is generally required before receiving the other sacraments. Baptism is seen as the gateway to the sacraments and the initiation into the Christian community. However, there may be exceptions made in certain circumstances, such as the sacrament of confession or reconciliation in cases of emergency or danger of death. Ultimately, the requirements for receiving sacraments can vary based on specific circumstances and the guidelines of the church.

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