The formal acceptance of the new 9 members of the Union of Prayer for Vocations was held during the Eucharistic celebration of the Most Holy name in SABV, Silang Cavite, presided by the Superior General, Fr. Giorgio Nalin at 9:30 in the morning in the presence of the Rogationist priests, the seminarians, postulants, novices, religious students, collaborators, friends and benefactors. The nine had undergone a series of seminars as well as spiritual preparation under the guidance of Fr. June Ranera, priest in-charge of the Rogate Center, and Fr. Herman Abcede, the Councilor for the apostolate of the Rogate. Those who were accepted are the following: Mrs. Catherine Calayag, Mr. Joselito Carabeo, Mrs. Lelith Cervantes, Mrs. Luisa Magpayo, Mrs. Silveria Salazar, Ms. Lea Santillan, Mrs. Carina Valera, Mrs. Erlinda Villanueva and Mrs. Nancy Zagala. They became the first groups accepted after re-launching the Union of Prayer for Vocation in the Philippine Indian Delegation. Included in the rite of their acceptance were the promise of commitment, the giving of the U.P.V cross and the Fathers soul.
The Union of prayer for Vocations is a pious union among catholic faithful founded by Saint Hannibal Mary Difrancia. The purpose of this is the propagation of this prayer everywhere so fitting to our times, so that it may become a universal Rogation, capable of getting such a great mercy from the divine goodness. It is an ecclesial aggregation inspired by the command of Jesus: Pray the Lord of the Harvest to send workers in his harvest. The goal of the UPV is to pray daily for vocations propagate this prayer, and strive to become good workers themselves according to their specific calling.