St. Joseph Chaplet

About This Chaplet

This chaplet is divided into fifteen groups of four beads consisting of one white and three purple beads. The white bead symbolizes St. Joseph's purity, and the purple beads his saintly piety.

Sign of the Cross

In the Name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

Novena Prayer to St. Joseph:

Glorious Saint Joseph,
foster-father and protector of Jesus Christ,
to you we raise our hearts and our hands
to implore your powerful intercession.
Please obtain for us from the kind Heart of Jesus
the help and the graces necessary
for our spiritual and temporal welfare.
We ask particularly for the grace of a happy death
and the special favors we now implore.

(Make your petitions here...)

Guardian of the Word Incarnate,
we feel animated with confidence
that your prayers in our behalf
will be graciously heard before the throne of God.
O glorious Saint Joseph,
through the love you bear to Jesus Christ,
and for the glory of His name,
hear our prayers
and obtain our petitions.
Amen.

We beseech Thee, O Lord,
that we may find aid in the merits
of the Spouse of Thy Most Holy Mother,
so that what we cannot obtain by ourselves
may be given us through his intercession,
who lives and reigns with God the Father
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God forever and ever.
Amen.


Opening Prayer on the Medal: Consecration to St. Joseph

O dearest St. Joseph,
we consecrate ourselves to thy honor
and give ourselves to thee,
that thou mayest always be our father, our protector,
and our guide in the way of salvation.
Obtain for us a great purity of heart
and a fervent love of the interior life.
After thine example,
may we do all our actions for the greater glory of God,
in union with the Divine Heart of Jesus
and the Immaculate Heart of Mary!
And do thou, O Blessed St. Joseph,
pray for us that we may share in the peace and joy of thy holy death.
Amen.

Prayers on the Stem:



On the first white bead, say the ‘Our Father’:

Our Father, who art in Heaven,
hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
on Earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
Amen.


On the first of three purple beads, say:

We honor you Saint Joseph
and your Most Chaste Heart,
chosen by God the Father,
to be the foster-father of Jesus
and the Protector of the Holy Church.

Hail Joseph, Son of David,
the just and the chaste,
wisdom is with you;
Blessed are you among all men
and blessed is Jesus,the fruit of Mary,
your faithful spouse.

Holy Joseph, worthy foster-father and guardian
of Jesus Christ and of the holy Church,
pray for us sinners
and obtain divine Wisdom for us from God,
now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.


On the second of three purple beads, say:

We honor you St. Joseph
and your Most Chaste Heart,
chosen and loved by God the son
to be His foster father,
whom he obeyed and respected
in his earthly life.

Hail Joseph, Son of David,
the just and the chaste,
wisdom is with you;
Blessed are you among all men
and blessed is Jesus,the fruit of Mary,
your faithful spouse.

Holy Joseph, worthy foster-father and guardian
of Jesus Christ and of the holy Church,
pray for us sinners
and obtain divine Wisdom for us from God,
now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.


On the third of three purple beads, say:

We honor you St. Joseph
and your Most Chaste Heart,
chosen by the Holy Spirit
to be the just, chaste holy spouse
of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Hail Joseph, Son of David,
the just and the chaste,
wisdom is with you;
Blessed are you among all men
and blessed is Jesus,the fruit of Mary,
your faithful spouse.

Holy Joseph, worthy foster-father and guardian
of Jesus Christ and of the holy Church,
pray for us sinners
and obtain divine Wisdom for us from God,
now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.


On the next white bead before the circlet, say:

Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
we love you, save souls!

Most Chaste Heart of St. Joseph,
be the guardian of our family!

Glory be to the Father,
and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
As it was in the beginning,
is now, and ever shall be,
world without end.
Amen.


On the Circlet of Beads:

1st white bead: In Honor of Joseph, illustrious son of David,
we reflect on Jesus’ royalty without a crown.

In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God
to a city of Galilee named Nazareth,
to a virgin betrothed to a man
whose name was Joseph, of the house of David;
and the virgin’s name was Mary.
[Lk 1:26-27]


Purple beads: Praised and blessed be Jesus, Mary and Joseph! (3 times)

2nd white bead: In Honor of Joseph, most just,
we reflect on the doubt of St. Joseph.

the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way.
When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph,
before they came together
she was found to be with child of the Holy Spirit;
and her husband Joseph, being a just man
and unwilling to put her to shame,
resolved to send her away quietly.
[Mt 1:18-19]


Purple beads: Praised and blessed be Jesus, Mary and Joseph! (3 times)

3rd white bead: In Honor of Joseph, most faithful,
we reflect on the message of the Angel to St. Joseph.

But as (Joseph) considered this,
behold, an angel of the Lord
appeared to him in a dream, saying,
“Joseph, son of David,
do not fear to take Mary your wife,
for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.
[Mt 1:20]


Purple beads: Praised and blessed be Jesus, Mary and Joseph! (3 times)

4th white bead: In Honor of Joseph, lover of poverty,
we reflect on the humility of Jesus’ birth.

And (Mary) gave birth to her first-born son
and wrapped him in swaddling cloths,
and laid him in a manger,
because there was no place for them in the inn.
[Lk 2:7]


Purple beads: Praised and blessed be Jesus, Mary and Joseph! (3 times)

5th white bead: In Honor of Joseph, light of patriarchs,
we reflect on the birth of the Savior.

And an angel of the Lord appeared to (the shepherds),
and the glory of the Lord shone around them,
and they were filled with fear.
And the angel said to them,
“Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good news
of a great joy which will come to all the people;
for to you is born this day
in the city of David
a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
[Lk 2:9-11]


Purple beads: Praised and blessed be Jesus, Mary and Joseph! (3 times)

6th white bead: In Honor of Joseph, most obedient,
we reflect on the Circumcision of Jesus according to the law.

And at the end of eight days,
when he was circumcised,
he was called Jesus,
the name given by the angel
before he was conceived in the womb.
[Lk 2:21]


Purple beads: Praised and blessed be Jesus, Mary and Joseph! (3 times)

7th white bead: In Honor of Joseph, most chaste,
we reflect on the Holy Name of Jesus.

“Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
and his name shall be called Emmanuel”
(which means, God with us)
When Joseph woke from sleep,
he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him;
he took his wife, but knew her not
until she had borne a son;
and he called his name Jesus.
[Mt. 1:25]


Purple beads: Praised and blessed be Jesus, Mary and Joseph! (3 times)

8th white bead: In Honor of Joseph, patron of the dying,
we reflect on the prophecy of Simeon.

(Simeon) took (the child Jesus) up in his arms
and blessed God and said,
“Lord, now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace,
according to Thy word;
for mine eyes have seen thy salvation…
And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother,
“Behold, this child is set for the fall
and rising of many in Israel,
and for a sign that is spoken against
(and a sword will pierce through your own soul also),
that thoughts out of many hearts may be revealed.”
[Lk 2:28-30,33-35]


Purple beads: Praised and blessed be Jesus, Mary and Joseph! (3 times)

9th white bead: In Honor of Joseph, solace of the afflicted and hope of the sick,
we reflect on the effects of the Redemption.

And coming up at that very hour
(the prophetess Anna) gave thanks to God,
and spoke of him to all who were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem.
[Lk 2:38]


Purple beads: Praised and blessed be Jesus, Mary and Joseph! (3 times)

10th white bead: In Honor of Joseph, watchful defender of Christ,
we reflect on the flight into Egypt.

Behold, an angel of the Lord
appeared to Joseph in a dream and said,
“Rise, take the child and his mother,
and flee to Egypt,
and remain there till I tell you;
for Herod is about to search for the child,
to destroy him.
And he rose and took the child and his mother by night,
and departed to Egypt, and remained there
until the death of Herod.
[Mt 2:14]


Purple beads: Praised and blessed be Jesus, Mary and Joseph! (3 times)

11th white bead: In Honor of Joseph, terror of demons,
we reflect on the overthrow of the idols of Egypt

Behold, the Lord is riding on a swift cloud
 and comes to Egypt;
and the idols of Egypt will tremble at his presence,
and the heart of the Egyptians will melt within them.
[Is 19:1]


Purple beads: Praised and blessed be Jesus, Mary and Joseph! (3 times)

12th white bead: In Honor of Joseph, most prudent,
we reflect on the return from Egypt.

And he rose and took the child and his mother,
and went to the land of Israel.
But when he heard that Archelaus reigned over Judea
in place of his father Herod,
he was afraid to go there,
and being warned in a dream
he withdrew to the district of Galilee.
And he went and dwelt in a city called Nazareth,
that what was spoken by the prophets might be fulfilled,
“He shall be called a Nazarene.
[Mt 2:21-23]


Purple beads: Praised and blessed be Jesus, Mary and Joseph! (3 times)

13th white bead: In Honor of Joseph, head of the Holy Family,
we reflect on life with Jesus and Mary at Nazareth.

And when they had performed everything
according to the law of the Lord,
they returned into Galilee,
to their own city, Nazareth.
And the child grew and became strong,
filled with wisdom;
and the favor of God was upon him.
[Lk 2:39-40]


Purple beads: Praised and blessed be Jesus, Mary and Joseph! (3 times)

14th white bead: In Honor of Joseph, mirror of patience,
we reflect on the loss of the Child Jesus.

Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year
at the feast of the Passover.
And when he was twelve years old,
they went up according to custom;
and when the feast was ended, as they were returning,
the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem.
His parents did not know it,
but supposing him to be in the company they went a day’s journey,
and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintances;
and when they did not find him,
they returned to Jerusalem, seeking him.
[Lk 2:41-45]


Purple beads: Praised and blessed be Jesus, Mary and Joseph! (3 times)

15th white bead: In Honor of Joseph, protector of the Holy Church,
we reflect on the finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple.

After three days they found him in the temple,
sitting among the teachers,
listening to them and asking them questions;
And when they saw him they were astonished;
and his mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us so?
Behold, your father and I have been looking for you anxiously.”
And he said to them, “How is it that you sought me?
Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?”
[Lk 2:46,48-49]


Purple beads: Praised and blessed be Jesus, Mary and Joseph! (3 times)

Closing Prayers on the Centerpiece:



Memorare to St. Joseph

Remember, O most pure spouse
of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
our loving protector, Saint Joseph,
that no one ever had recourse to your protection,
or asked for your aid without obtaining relief.
Confiding therefore in your goodness,
we come before you
to implore your intercession.
Despise not our petitions,
foster father of the Redeemer,
but graciously hear and answer them.
Amen.

V. Pray for us, O holy St. Joseph.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

O God, Who has predestined St. Joseph from all eternity
for the service of Thine Eternal Son and His Blessed Mother,
and made him worthy to be the spouse of this Blessed Virgin
and the foster father of Thy Son;
we beseech Thee, through all the services he has rendered
to Jesus and Mary on earth,
that Thou wouldst make us worthy of his intercession
and grant us to enjoy the happiness
of his company in heaven.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Sign of the Cross

In the Name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.