The Provincial Superior advised as follows:

Jim’s mother Kay told me last night that Jim has taken a turn for the worst. He has been declining all week, sleeping more, eating and talking less, and his lesions have been increasing. Yesterday he stopped being able to swallow. He seems to be in no pain. Yesterday evening he would open his eyes from time to time and seemed to recognize people, but did not speak.
Let us keep up our vigil of prayer.

Bill Clarke SJ has also advised that he:
will be going to PEI tomorrow morning [Saturday 11 Jan.] for a few days