We are poised for a blessed and Occupied Holy Week!

This Good Friday at 1 p.m., after taking part in the Pax Christi Way of the Cross procession across New York City, Occupy Catholics will be joining forces with the organization Catholics United to take a stand for the poor among us at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Catholic Congressman Paul Ryan’s 2013 budget proposal doesn’t do it, and Cardinal Dolan won’t do it either. As Catholics, at one of our country’s most visible places of worship, we will prayerfully speak from the social justice tradition of our faith. In a particular way, remembering Christ’s suffering and death at the hands of Jerusalem’s 1 percent, we know that what we do for those in need we do for our God. We will also deliver a petition asking Cardinal Dolan to use his influence as shepherd of the American church to oppose Ryan’s proposal.

If you’ve been waiting for the right time to take part in Occupy Catholics, this is it! Here are some things you can do:

Spread the word about Friday’s action at St. Patrick’s and encourage those you know to come. It’s at 1 p.m., so Midtown workers can come on their lunch breaks! Please join and invite your Facebook friends to this event: http://www.facebook.com/events/382646008433329/

• Before the action, attend the Pax Christi procession with us and help us spread the word among progressive Catholics about what we’re planning to do. Please join and invite your Facebook friends to this event: http://www.facebook.com/events/369564409732614/

• Help us prepare for the action by coming to our planning meeting on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the 60 Wall St. atrium: http://www.facebook.com/events/262460680504957/

We are the 99%, made in God’s image, seeking God’s justice.