My comment first: A few years ago when I was on the priest’s council in our diocese, I was put on the agenda to advocate that the bishop install qualified lay men from parishes formally into the ministry of acolyte as that permission had already be granted by Rome. I don’t remember if it was extended to lectors, but it might have been.
Of course, I was allowed to bloviate about it but it was obvious that the then bishop and the cabal on the priests’ council had no interest in it. In other words, my presentation was an exercise in futility!
Thus I feel somewhat vindicated today! Thank you Pope Francis!