Is is allowable to sell goods at church?

My husband (who is not Catholic) attended Mass with me this last weekend.
At this particular Mass there were tables set up in the hall that people were selling gifts for Communion, Baptism and Confirmation prior to and after the Mass.
After Mass, my husband questioned if there should be people selling goods at church- as he recalled the story about Jesus getting angry at the people selling in front of his temple.
I am unsure of the answer for this.


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