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Father Pudota serves congregations at Tomales’ Church of the Assumption and Marshall’s St. Helen’s. David Briggs

On a cold Monday morning below an overcast sky in Tomales, the walls of the historic Church of Assumption blur into the dreary clime. Perhaps the only thing less colorful is Reverend Shouraiah Pudota’s monotone delivery of the 8 a.m. service to a pious weekday congregation of three. It could be mistaken as a deficiency in charisma . . .

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