What is the Parish?

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"It is, in a certain sense, the Church which lives among her sons and daughters ... It is above all the family of God, a fraternity which has only one soul. a fraternal and welcoming family home. It is the community of the faithful. " John Paul II

The parish of Saint Martin-en-Plaine is run by a pastoral team, a parish council and an economic council.
This parish is part of the deanery of Fontenay-le-Comte, along with five other parishes. Father François Bidaud is the dean. It is attached to the diocese of Luçon which brings together 59 parishes. Father François Jacolin is the bishop.

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                                                                                            What is the Mission of the Parish?

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  • The parish is the presence of the Church in the territory, a place of listening to the word, of the growth of Christian life, of dialogue, of the proclamation of generous charity, of adoration and of celebration. ...

  • It is a community of communities, a sanctuary where the thirsty come to drink to continue walking, and the center of a constant missionary sending ...

  • It is close to people, it is the place of living communication and participation ..... "Pope Francis


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                                                                                           To be a fountain of life

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  • Give Christ, in the sacraments, because he reveals to us the best of ourselves and of our destiny.

  • Announcing the Gospel because it illuminates the path that makes us taste happiness, and makes us discover the true face of God and of Man.

  • Humanize the earth and everyday life to realize God's plan to make humanity his family.

  • To live this mission, each must place her gifts at the service of others. Each has its place

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"In each one, the" Holy Spirit is manifested by a gift for the good of all "1 Cor 12/7