Morning prayer was offered by Diarmuid McGonagle, Class of 2018:
As part of our postponed Diversity Week celebrations, today is our first ever Pride Ally Day!
The Catholic Gay Straight Organization at our school has organized a special assembly during long block to discuss issues related to LGBTQ equality. You can show your support as an Ally for Diversity by wearing a colored bracelet.
Gracious God, it's sometimes hard for me to understand or accept or love those who are different from me. I find myself wanting to change them so that they fit my accepted patterns. I know that the difference between us need not separate us, but my lack of understanding makes me want to stay within the safety of my own perceptions rather than embrace what seems foreign. Give me curiosity of mind so that I am open to the perspectives that others can offer me. Help me see the similarities that bind us together. Give me the courage to freely enter their experience in order to find you revealed in a surprising new way. I ask this for the sake of your love.