Menonpara was a mission station of the ancient Parish of Athicode until 29 May 1987. The local Catholics, in these days,
Erected a Cross at the road side. The first Church was constructed and blessed by Bishop Francis M.Savarimuthu on 17 October 1971 and was dedicated to the Holy Cross. A novna in honour of St.Martin De Pores was started by Fr. Lourdusamy from Athicode in 1975 and it became very popular, attracting devotees in thousands from far and wide. The Catholic population increased with the setting up of the CHICOPS sugar Factory at Menonpara. Bishop M.Ambrose detached Menonpara from Athicode and established it as an independent Parish on 29 May 1987 with Fr.Ephraim as the first Parish Priest. Later, Fr.Mariadass installed the new bell tower on 14 September 1995.
After Fr.Mariadass and Fr.Lourdusamy was appointed Parish Priest in June 1996 and he died suddenly in Menonpara itself. After that there was no Parish Priest here for some time. This Parish was attached to the Parish of Christ the King , Sorappara for some time. With the appointment of Fr.Lazar Arulappan as Parish in June 2002. The Silver Jubilee of the Novena of St.Martin De Pores was celebrated on 15 September 2002 at the time of Fr.Lazar Arulappan. On the same day Bishop Thomas Aquinas laid the foundation stone for a new Presbytery which was blessed by Bishop Thomas Aquinas on 14 September 2004. The new Church work was initiated and completed by Fr.Sundar Raj and it was consecrated in the year 2012 by Bishop Thomas Aquinas. In the year 2017 this Parish was entrusted to the Capuchin Fathers OFM (Cap) of Madurai Province on contract basis. Fr.Satyan OFM (Cap), was appointed the Parish Priest (Cap) completed the pending works, initiated by Fr.Richard Vijay and initiated ways for further planning.