In most dioceses the collection is taken up the weekend before Thanksgiving. Some dioceses are calling the collection something else and holding it at different times as a disguise. For example, my friend Janet sent this email about the DC Archdiocese's collection:
The only changes I’ve seen have been on the part of the progressive cartel to obfuscate the nature of the collection. For instance, in the DC archdiocese, the collection is now held in August and is called the “Communication and Human Development” Collection. Cute, huh?Dishonest as all get out. It's called Picking Pockets in the Pew!
I made the video below back in 2008, but it's just as true today as it was then. For more on this year's collection see Catholic Citizens of Illinois.