In light of Pope Francis opening the formal ministries of lector and acolyte to lay men and women and with more required for these laity to be installed in these ministries by the bishop, isn’t it more important than ever to restore ordination of men to the major order of sub deacon?
Formerly one of the major orders, although not considered a sacrament. a subdeacon assisted a deacon and had certain other auxiliary responsibilities. The subdiaconate was the normal prelude to the diaconate and priesthood. Subdeacons took the vow of celibacy before ordination. The candidate for the subdiaconate had to be at least 22 years old. The subdiaconate was suppressed by Pope Paul VI for the latin Church in 1973. The Eastern Rite has maintained it, though.