Baptism of Desire and Theological Principles by Fr. Cekada
Perfect contrition with desire justify for baptism and penance.
For Eucharist, it is necessary inasmuch as the Church requires it at least once a year. So a person may die without it. The Eucharist is spiritual food, but the Church teaches that that food need be taken only once a year at minimum. So its necessity is also not absolute.

Therefore all these sacraments require a relative necessity of means, i.e., there are extraordinary situations in which their benefits may come, or not be necessary, in order for a soul to go to heaven.

Confirmation, Marriage, Orders, and Extreme Unction are not necessary for salvation, so no true emergency in these matters is applicable.
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